ILMINSTER-based bowler Kirsty Hembrow has been named as a new EIBA women's under 25 and under 18s selector for the next three indoor seasons.

The 33-year-old from Somerset has continually impressed in her performances and is definitely one of the most consistent performers in the country.

Hembrow said: "I am delighted to be part of the selection team within the under 18's and u25's international team and working alongside with three great ladies.

"I wanted to be a selector to give something back to England and I'm able to do that now."

Earlier this year Hembrow represented England at the World Bowls Indoor Singles Championship in Australia, where she won a bronze medal in the mixed pairs with Martin Puckett.

She said: "Australia was an amazing experience and once in a lifetime opportunity and now I have a taste of it I am hoping for more in the future.

"I was able to have my partner Kim, Dad, and my friend Sophie to join me in my experience and they supported me by easing the pressure and taking my mind off bowls when I had some spare time."

Looking forward, the plan for Kirsty is to keep pushing herself at the highest level.

"I want to keep playing at a high standard of bowls and continue to play for England.

"I want to be able to perform well in competitions to hopefully win another national title. Whenever I represent my country I feel honoured."

Hembrow was able to win the National Ladies singles title back in the 2021/2022 season.

This season she qualified in the mixed fours, women's pairs, and family pairs, which Igot her to play and win alongside her brother Levi.

"It has always been our goal to win a national title together so it will always be a memorable one," Hembrow added.

"When I play with Levi there's always a lot of banter which is amazing. Within Somerset I won both the women's pairs and triples and I also won the British Isles Singles up in Scotland this year and I really enjoyed everything I played in."