Regarded as one of Canberra’s best female bowlers of her era, June Yandell reached the pinnacle of her career when selected as a reserve for the Australian World Bowls Team in 1986.
In 1979 June was the Australian Women’s Bowling Associations all states round robin runner up. June was selected as a NSW State representative in 1974, 76, 78, 79 and was selected in all Country versus Metropolitan matches in the 1970’s and80’s. June won the Federal District Women’s Bowling Association (FDWBA) No.1 pennants 14 times, and No. 3 pennants 3 times.
During her 23-year career she won the FDWBA pairs championship ten times, FDWBA triples championship six times and the FDWBA fours championship seven times.
June was selected in all FDWBA Teams to play inter-district and Group matches and in 1989 was named the FDWBA Champion of Champions. June won numerous championships at Canberra West Bowling Club and was Club President in 1970-72 and 1991-92. In 1989 June was awarded Life Membership of the club.
Born: 15 June 1923
Deceased: 25 November 2011