Natasha Scott is a major signing for St Kilda, and is currently the highest ranked female bowler in Australia.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Natasha Scott is heading south as a major signing for the St Kilda Bowls Club as they head into the Premier Division competition for 2018.

Scott, who claimed two gold medals at the recent Commonwealth Games and operates as the team’s captain in national competitions, is currently ranked first out of female bowlers across Australia, making her signature for the Saints as “major coup”.

Raymond Terrace’s Scott admitted the southern move to play top-level bowls was part of her representative “bucket-list”, as she prepares for her first clash this weekend.

“Playing Pennant in Victoria has always been on my bowls bucket list,” she told media in the lead-up to the opening match. “Everyone I’ve spoken to about the Metropolitan Pennant says that it’s a one of a kind comp.”

“Another key factor in my decision was the opportunity to play mixed Pennant with both males and females, which I can’t currently do in New South Wales.”

Scott will open her St Kilda campaign with a home fixture against Yarraville-Footscray, alongside the Saints’ trio of Victorian state players – Tiffany Brodie, Makayla Gibson and Courtney Gabb.

Brodie has also been named as St Kilda assistant coach alongside coach Brett Spurr.

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