Moama Bowling Club will launch an elite junior bowls academy later this month.February 6, 2014 4:04am
An elite junior bowls academy will be introduced at Moama Bowling Club.
Running separately to the one organised by Campaspe Valley Bowls Division, the Moama Moskitos has been launched by the club to introduce and develop district children into the sport of lawn bowls.
MBC sport administrator Zane Mikin-Laurie said the club’s board and bowls committee were keen to establish a junior bowls program that linked in to its school program.
‘‘We have been developing it for the past 12 months,’’ he said.
‘‘We just want to show the sport and show them the variety you can have with bowls.’’
Aimed at secondary school students aged 12 to 17, the program aims to take those interested in the sport to a competitive and representative level with coaching and resources provided.
The CVBD program differs from Moama in that it ranges from Deniliquin to Elmore and caters for all ages.
‘‘We want the same things as the CVBD program — we want to encourage young players in the sport,’’ Mikin-Laurie said.
All players will have access to the latest equipment and modern training programs, while many high-profile players will visit throughout the year.
It will end in a junior tournament at the club.
With the club’s schools program already taking about 1000 students through its greens every year, the academy aims to tap into the abilities of those children who show genuine interest in the sport.
The academy also includes a scholarship.
The program will launch on February 23 at Moama Bowling Club with 19-year-old Australian representative and APL star Dylan Fisher on hand to provide elite coaching and feedback to children and parents about the game.
It will run from 11am to 2pm.
Inquiries to Mikin-Laurie on 5481
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