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
Kyabram Fire Brigade and Tongala are ready to rumble this weekend as they bid hold Goulburn Murray Cricket's trophy aloft.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Under 16s have claimed their first ever Under 16 premiership on the back of a big score on day one.
Bill Milner of Tatura recently decided to have a test done at Screen For Life in Kyabram.
The Bunnaloo Red Cross folded last month after 75 years in operation.
C4R will work with Campaspe Shire Council to develop a steering committee to help clubs with their proposals.
A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Wyuna yesterday morning.
Former first-class cricketer to coach and play for his new home.
A man was due to appear in court today of numerous charges, including firing a firearm in a public place.
Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.
Cobram Agricultural Society is reassessing its annual fun run after a 60 per cent decrease on last year’s entries.
Teenager Rowan Smith took his amateur record to 1-1 after a unanimous points decision on Saturday night.
The fruit industry is becoming weary of being told of huge opportunities in markets in Asia by Australian governments which cannot negotiate free trade agreements to get access.
The Benalla Showgrounds is ready for the upcoming football season following the installation of AFL standard goal posts.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.