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Thaggard applauds carnival

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF . Australian bowler Jeanette Thaggard believes success for the local bowlers in the country lies in their attitude. “The Fiji bowlers are doing well locally
07 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : MOIZ MUNIF . Australian bowler Jeanette Thaggard believes success for the local bowlers in the country lies in their attitude.
“The Fiji bowlers are doing well locally and internationally because of their attitude towards the game. In Australia bowls is really huge there and everyone seems to be quiet and tensed but here everyone is relaxed,” Thaggard said.
Thaggard who is made her sixth trip down to the Vodafone South Pacific Bowling Carnival says the overseas bowlers keep getting impressed every year.
Thaggard made the comment after she was knocked out of the fours event yesterday but says this has been a good learning experience.
“The level of competition here is very good and all the bowlers here are very competitive but this was a good opportunity for us to sharpen our skills,” she said.
“We really enjoy coming here and just enjoying while playing bowls. The facilities have really been great. This is the first time for me to make the semifinals but I was unlucky to bow out. We were doing well and I do not know what happened. This is it for me because I will not be taking part in the singles competition but I will stick around to watch,” she said.
Thaggard has also praised the officials for holding the tournament despite the weather conditions.
“The weather could have been better but it was good and they let us play not caring that the green would be damaged,” Thaggard said.
She also called on other overseas bowlers to know that Fiji is a safe place to visit despite the travel advisories.
“Travel advisers call us and tell us that Suva is not a safe but we have been here on a number of occasions and everything is fine,” she said.



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