Boys on Cup mission
Advice from youngsters: You concentrate better of you eat before you play
MONTO Bowls Clubs’ youngest members Aidan Queale and Connor Roth believe there is one important tip in the game of bowls – always play on a full belly.
“It keeps your mind on the game, not on food,” Aidan said.
The two up-and-comers are in training at the All Schools Cup in Brisbane from September 20–21, and have just graduated from Friday training sessions to join the veteran members on the green each weekend.
“We hate it when kids beat us,” said coach and bowls stalwart LynWoodall.
Although the boys lost in a tie break on the weekend, Woodall reported the boys had “played outstanding”.
“We have been told to try and be calm, to visualise and to imagine where we want the bowl to go,” Aidan said.
At the moment both boys said their strength was “drawing to the jack” while they work on accuracy and weight control.
The kids are a novelty around the club, where the next youngest member is “the butcher, who is in his 30s,” according to Lyn.
Aidan said he first became interested in bowls because he thought it might transfer well from bowling in cricket, while Connor said he was coaxed into the sport by his grandfather.
“When I tried it out, I’d bowl a bowl and it was usually a good one, so I kept on playing,” Connor said.
The two boys are in the same class at school and “always play on the same team” in bowls, and believe great teamwork might give them the edge at the three bowls pairs All Schools Cup later in the year.
YOUNG BOWLERS: Aidan Queale and Connor Roth are both in training for the lawn bowls All School's Cup in September.