They might be family off the bowling green, but that will go out the window when they step on it.
Mother and son duo from Riverton, Cath and Danyon Greenslade, were both selected in the inaugural SA Super League draft last Thursday.
However they will be suiting up for opposing teams.
Cath was selected with pick nine by the Mallee Pirates, while Danyon was taken off the board by the South Eastern Spartans with pick 23. Cath said the pair were excited to be a part of the competition.
“After nominating for the draft it was a nervous wait to see if we would make the final teams.
“Danyon who was sitting out of footy training injured watched the live stream at the footy club while I had the stream happening at home.
“We had exchanged a bit of banter prior to the draft and had floated the idea that we may end up on different teams.
“Hearing our names called out was both a relief and exciting as we knew we would officially be a part of the Super League.”
Having been plucked by the Pirates with the first pick in the second round, Cath said she was looking forward to pulling on the strip in the new competition.
“Playing for the Pirates is a thrilling prospect and I’m looking forward to lining up against my son.
“The drives to and from the games will be entertaining to say the least.”
Despite being on opposite teams, there will be a familiar face donning the red and white alongside Danyon.
“Now the real fun begins, Danyon joins former Mid North bowler Jodi Kotz, my Pairs partner and State Team roommate,” she said.
“This bodes well for some friendly rivalry and some banter which has already started.
“Danyon may have to move down to the South East with Jodi if the results go their way.”
The selection of the Greenslades caps off a solid season for the twosome.
Danyon won a silver medal in the Triples at the Under 18 Championships and was selected for the state team, while Cath was picked for the Senior Women’s State team for the third straight year.