Teen bowler striking suc­cess

Kwinana Courier - - Sport -

WARN­BRO tenpin bowler Ash­lyn Mohr is aim­ing to set a record of com­pet­ing in 15 Aus­tralian Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships since she started play­ing the sport com­pet­i­tively when she was just four years old.

Ash­lyn (14) has so far com­peted in 11 events and rep­re­sented Aus­tralia at a tour­na­ment in Queens­land three weeks ago.

She com­petes in three com­pe­ti­tions each week, as well as two train­ing ses­sions and also at­tends WA team train­ing ev­ery three months.

Ash­lyn was the first young WA bowler to win the AJC bumper chal­lenge in 2011 and also came first in a re­stricted cup com­pe­ti­tion in 2013.

The Warn­bro Com­mu­nity Col­lege Year 9 stu­dent has also picked up a swag of medals in WA cham­pi­onships and com­petes reg­u­larly at events in the eastern states.

So far this year, she has trav­elled to Mel­bourne in Fe­bru­ary, Syd­ney in April and Ade­laide in

July. She will be re­turn­ing to Syd­ney to com­pete in an­other com­pe­ti­tion next month.

Last year, she was se­lected for the WA Ju­nior State Team and was a fi­nal­ist in the Rock­ing­ham sports star awards.

She pro­motes bowl­ing to her friends at school and has made life­long friends from her in­volve­ment in the sport.

Ash­lyn said she re­ally en­joyed bowl­ing, although it could be a frus­trat­ing sport at times.

She is aim­ing to at­tend de­vel­op­ment camps at the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Sport and her dream is to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in over­seas com­pe­ti­tions, such as the Milo In­ter­na­tional All-Stars Bowl­ing Cham­pi­onship and Asian schools events.

Picture: Liv­ing and Lov­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy

Ash­lyn in ac­tion at a re­cent com­pe­ti­tion in Queens­land.

Ash­lyn with her coach and grand­fa­ther Allen Jones and mother Michele Jones.

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