Jodie Bowering

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Jodie Bowering
Jodie Bowering.jpg
Bowering in March 2012 during a photoshoot
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Residence Boondall, Queensland
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Softball
Event(s) Women's team

Jodie Bowering (born July 1982 in Queensland) is an Australian softball player. She is a physical education and health teacher who plays softball at the state, national and international level. In national competitions, she represents Queensland. As a member of Australia's 2008 team, she won a bronze medal in Beijing. She is a member of the 2012 national team and is attempting to secure a spot to compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships.

Personal[edit]

Bowering was born in July 1982[1] in Queensland.[2][3][4][5][6] She resides in the Boondall[7] / Redcliffe, Queensland area.[1] Her mother, Carol Draper, is a champion waterskier.[8][9]

Bowering is a physical education and health teacher and taught at North Lakes State College in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.[10][11][12][13][14] She took a year off between 2009 and 2010 when she worked for the Queensland government to help train physical education teachers.[12]

Softball[edit]

Bowering's mother got her involved with teeball as an eventual gateway to softball as a six year old. At the time, her mother was playing club softball.[8][9] In 2008, she competed in the Queensland Open Women's State Championships where she played for the Brisbane side.[15] She had a scholarship with and played for the Australian Institute of Sport team in 2008 and 2009.[11][16][17] She represents Queensland in national competitions.[3] In 2007, she represented the state in the Gilleys Shield.[18] She was a member of the Queensland team in 2008.[15] She was part of the 2012 side that finished third at the Gilleys Shield.[3][4]

Bowering has represented Australia on the national level as a member of the Australia women's national softball team. She was with the team in 2007 and participated in a six game test series against China in the Redlands.[6] This was her first international competition with the team.[6] She won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics,[10][12][13][14][19] and attended the welcome home Olympian parade in Adelaide.[20] In March 2009, she participated in a Brisbane-based training camp.[11] She was with the team in 2010 when they completed an 11 day tour of California.[13][14][19] She represented Australia at the 2009 World Cup of Softball. Australia took home a silver in the competition.[21] She was a member of the team that competed at the 2010 Women’s World Softball Championship.[13][14][19] She is a member of the 2012 Australia women's national softball team.[2][3][7] She participated in the March 2012 seven game test series against Japan in Canberra.[3] She is on the short list of players to represent the country at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Softball – Jodie Bowering". Bruce, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Australian Open Women's Squad 2012". Australia: Softball Australia. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Grams, Jacob (29 February 2012). "Sports extra with Jacob Grams". Northside Chronicle (Brisbane). p. 55. NSC_T-20120229-1-055-480689. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Grams, Jacob (22 February 2012). "Sports extra with Jacob Grams". Northside Chronicle (Brisbane). p. 55. NSC_T-20120222-1-055-125620. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Grams, Jacob (30 November 2011). "Sports extra with Jacob Grams". Northside Chronicle (Brisbane). p. 79. NSC_T-20111130-1-079-683413. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Purdon, Fiona (13 April 2007). "China challenge". The Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia). p. 105. CML_T-20070413-1-105-493920. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Grams, Jacob (1 February 2012). "Sports extra with Jacob Grams". Northside Chronicle (Brisbane). p. 71. NSC_T-20120201-1-071-915410. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Olympic Redemption Story". The Age. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b 1 May 2008 12:00AM (1 May 2008). "Jodie Bowering lands place in Beijing softball team". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  10. ^ a b Today 28°C Tonight 20°C (16 September 2008). "Hero's welcome for player – Baseball/Softball – Sport – North Lakes Times". North-lakes-times.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  11. ^ a b c Grimaux, Andre (27 February 2009). "Weaver out on high note". The Northern Times (Brisbane). p. 64. TNT_T-20090227-1-064-931013. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c Duncan, Katie (27 January 2010). "Softball star Jodie Bowering goes back to school – General – Sport – Redcliffe & Bayside Herald". Redcliffe-and-bayside-herald.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d Duncan, Katie (14 June 2010). "World title beckons – Baseball/Softball – Sport – North Lakes Times". North-lakes-times.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c d Today 28°C Tonight 20°C. "Bowering heads to Women's World Softball Championships – General – Sport – Redcliffe & Bayside Herald". Redcliffe-and-bayside-herald.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Olympics heartache fightback". The Northern Times (Brisbane, Australia). 19 September 2008. p. 49. TNT_T-20080919-1-049-096911. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  16. ^ Warren, Adrian (17 January 2008). "Victorian's squad pitch pays off – SOFTBALL". The Age (Melbourne, Australia). p. 13. 20080117000020192571. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  17. ^ Warren, Adrian (16 January 2008). "AAP News: Soft: Smethurst swaps books for bat and ball in chase of Olympic dream". AAP News (Australia: Financial Times Information Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). WAAP61447173. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Locals keep state on ball softball". Redcliffe Bayside Herald (Brisbane, Australia). 10 January 2007. p. 102. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  19. ^ a b c Today 28°C Tonight 20°C (25 March 2010). "Bowering impresses national selectors – Baseball/Softball – Sport – Redcliffe & Bayside Herald". Redcliffe-and-bayside-herald.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  20. ^ Williamson, Brett (18 September 2008). "Adelaide welcomes Aussie Olympians – ABC Adelaide – Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  21. ^ Latzke, Jeff (21 July 2009). "Aussie softballers go down swinging". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2012-03-11.