8 November 1951
Born and raised in Broken Hill, Trevor is recognised for his efforts in lawn bowls. Having tried his hand at a broad range of sports, lawn bowls is the sport in which he has proven to be most successful, having had over 30 years of experience. Whilst notably being a competitive player in the traditional form of the sport, Trevor’s participation in bowling arm sides is where he has proven to be most successful, having competed at the highest level that the sport has to offer.
In order to understand why Trevor elects to use the bowling arm, it’s worth diving into his former career. In 1969, Trevor started working at the Zinc Mine as an apprentice Fitter and Machinist, later pursuing a dual trade in Electrical Fitting and also Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. In his 33 years of service to the mine, Trevor sustained a back injury that impeded his ability to play lawn bowls and, consequently, he moved away from the sport. Later in life he was introduced to an apparatus called the “bowling arm” which would allow him to deliver a bowl whilst standing upright, reinvigorating his interest in the sport. After a considerable amount of practice and assistance from his coach, Trevor was able to get to his previous level. Trevor’s efforts demonstrate to the community that it is possible to play bowls at the highest of standards despite having issues that would otherwise impede your ability to play.
Outside of lawn bowls, Trevor is an esteemed astronomer. He developed a keen interest for astronomy whilst working on the mine, building his own telescope and observatory. Through his observations grew a deeper passion for astronomy and so Trevor went on to study a post graduate degree in which he excelled. The discovery of his first electrical storm on Saturn led to Trevor becoming involved with NASA and the Cassini Mission to Saturn. He now has long term involvements in international research teams and has been published as a co-author in the world’s most prestigious peer reviewed science journals.