Foster signs with Jets

World Indoor champion and four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Paul Foster. (supplied)

Scottish Lawn Bowls World Champion Paul Foster will join the Geelong Jets in their inaugural Bowls Premier League (BPL) season.

Foster is a celebrated figure in the world of lawn bowls.

As a 13-time World Indoor champion and four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Foster’s exceptional skill and competitive spirit have made him a formidable opponent on the international stage.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Paul Foster to the Geelong Jets,” general manager bowls development Ocean Grove Bowling Club Matt Flapper said.

“Paul’s expertise and achievements in lawn bowls are unparalleled, and his presence in our team will undoubtedly elevate our performance. We are confident that his leadership and experience will inspire and motivate our players as we commence our BPL experience.

“Paul is one of the best, we can’t wait to see him in action for the Jets.”

Foster said he was keen to join the Jets.

“I am honoured to be part of the Geelong Jets and to compete in the BPL, I have been wanting to be a part of this prestigious event for some time and now get the opportunity to contribute to the Geelong Jets’ success,” he said.

“I look forward to bringing my experience to the table as we aim for great achievements together.”

The Geelong Jets are a new franchise in the BPL.

The BPL is a biannual bowls competition involving teams from around Australia. The competition was founded in 2013 as a way to popularise the sport by presenting in a modernised format, using the term “made-for-television” in its promotion. The competition features faster play, modified rules, colourful clothing and comprehensive television coverage.