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Thirty-six players were named in Bowls New Zealand's 2005-06 high performance squad released today.

At the core of the squad are the 26 players named last month in the 2006 Commonwealth Games training squad.

The high performance squad include full international, A international and age group players.

Players such as Jamie Hill, Doug Wilson, Shannon McIlroy, Matt Gallop, Jason Lindsay, Manu Timoti, Katie Scott and Genevieve Baildon, all under 25, are included.

Newcomers include Australian-based national fours champion Richard Girvan, teenager Andrew Kelly, of Central Otago, Cathy Fleming, of Taranaki, and Marlborough's Josie Uren.

Recalled into the high performance set up are Philip Skoglund, Kelvin Scott, and Nelson's Colleen Earl.

National representative Sean Johnson is unavailable for personal reasons along with Wendy Jensen, who has withdrawn from the high performance programme, and Marlene Castle, who retired from international play last year.

* High performance squad:-

Level one: Rowan Brassey (North Harbour), Paul Girdler (Dunedin), Gary Lawson (Canterbury), Russell Meyer (Australia), Jo Edwards (Nelson), Jan Khan (Canterbury), Sharon Sims (Manawatu), Val Smith (Nelson).

Level two: Ali Forsyth (Nelson), Justin Goodwin (North Harbour), Jamie Hill (Auckland), Glen McDonald (Canterbury), Steve Posa (Waikato/North Harbour), Philip Skoglund (Manawatu), Mary Campbell (Bay of Plenty), Karen Coombe (Wanganui), Lisa Dickson (North Harbour), Marina Khan (Waikato), Doreen Schumacher (Waikato), Jessie Anne Law (Bay of Plenty).

Level three: Richard Girvan (Australia), Shannon McIlroy (Gisborne East Coast), Kelvin Scott (Canterbury), Doug Wilson (Canterbury), Colleen Earl (Nelson), Cathy Fleming (Taranaki), Jan Malcolm (Waikato), Serena Matthews (Auckland), Michelle Preston (Southland), Manu Timoti (Northland).

Level four: Matt Gallop (Marlborough), Andrew Kelly (North Otago), Jason Lindsay (Auckland), Genevieve Baildon (Waikato), Katie Scott (Nelson), Josie Uren (Marlborough).

- NZPA