VETERAN Litia Tikoisuva will spearhead the national women team's campaign during the World Bowls Championship in Adelaide, Australia later this month.
Tikoisuva, a bronze medallist from the 1999 WBC, is the most experienced bowler in the side.
The other members of the team include Sala Gukivuli, Doreen O'Conner, Elizabeth Mocewai and Sheryl Mar. Mocewai and Mar will make their debut in the competition.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama presented the national team with their sporting gear at the Suva Bowling Club.
The government also gave $15,000 to the women's team. Fiji team manager Usa Kalim acknowledged the support of the government.
She also thanked Jack's of Fiji for the Adidas gear sponsorship.
"We would like to thank members of the corporate bodies and individuals who purchased the tickets to help raise funds for the team to travel to Australia," Kalim said.
"The team is made up of experienced players and debutants. Evergreen Litia will captain the team. She has a wealth of experience having participated in numerous international tournaments."
The national side will leave for Adelaide on November 20. The tournament will start on November 22 with the pairs and triples events.
Meanwhile, long time bowler and Suva Bowling Club life member William Aitcheson was laid to rest in Suva on Sunday.