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Juniors Prepare For World Champs

The Suva Bowling Club is slowly starting to include junior bowlers as young as nine years old in their club competitions. This is in preparations for the World Junior Championships
15 Feb 2015 08:21
Juniors Prepare For World Champs
No relations....Jovesa O’Connor (sitting) and George O’Connor in action during the Trips competition at Suva Bowling Club yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Suva Bowling Club is slowly starting to include junior bowlers as young as nine years old in their club competitions.

This is in preparations for the World Junior Championships which is held annually, with the 2015 Championships on March 9-15 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Games official Daniel Lum On said they are slowly building the junior players but there is still a long way to go in terms of development.

“We are currently building up our juniors and grooming them up now for the World Junior Championships,” Lum On said.

“It will take a bit of time for them to fully grasp the aspects of the game so we are starting with introduction to the game and training them slowly.

“Our youngest is nine years old and our eldest is 11-years-old, as time goes by we will start teaching them the importance of club representation and then national representation.”

Lum On said bowls was the perfect sport to involve not only the adult players but kids as well.

“That is the beauty of this sport; anyone can play it regardless of our age. Bowls is one of the few sports that cater for all ages,” he said.

“Rugby and soccer which are the mostly played sport has age restrictions, once you reach a certain age you cannot play anymore.

“People want to play a sport and still be competitive, so that is why we have been getting a lot of interest from business-houses and now kids.”

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