Joyce Osborne
Personal information
RelativesPearl Dymond (sister)
CountryNew Zealand
SportLawn bowls
ClubManawatu BC
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane triples
Asia Pacific Bowls Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Tweed Heads pairs
Gold medal – first place 1985 Tweed Heads fours
Silver medal – second place 1987 Lae fours

Joyce Osborne is a former New Zealand international lawn bowler.[1][2][3]

Bowls career

Osborne played in the team that won the silver medal in the triples event with Pearl Dymond and Jennifer Simpson at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Four years later she represented New Zealand again at the Lawn bowls at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.[4]

Osborne has also won two gold medals at the 1985 Asia Pacific Bowls Championships in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia and a silver medal two years later.[5][6]

She won the singles title at the 1972 and 1983 New Zealand National Bowls Championships when bowling for the Manawatu Bowls Club.[7]

Personal life

Osborne's sister was Pearl Dymond and her brother is jockey Vic Sellars.[8]


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  4. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ "medal winners" (PDF). Hong Kong Bowls Association.
  6. ^ "Asia Pacific Championships Past Winners" (PDF). World Bowls. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.
  8. ^ "Wayne Sellars enjoys a return to bowls". Bowls New Zealand.