Cook­ing up bet­ter bowlers

Melville Times - - SPORT -

KARDINYA Bowl­ing Club wel­comed a top coach last week for a se­ries of ses­sions.

Ge­off Maskell coached the Cook Is­lands to a bronze medal in the men’s pairs at the Com­mon­wealth Games ear­lier this year, which was the na­tion’s first medal ever at the games.

Maskell is hold­ing 13 ses­sions with bowlers, with his fo­cus on im­prov­ing their tech­nique and men­tal­ity.

“The idea of the ses­sions is to show peo­ple how to be a bet­ter bowler and im­prove their un­der­stand­ing of the game,” he said. “There are core el­e­ments that can im­prove your bowl­ing; there is the tech­ni­cal side, but you also need to un­der­stand the ob­jec­tives of the game and how to outscore your op­po­nent.

“The ses­sions have been well-re­ceived; I was ex­pect­ing 27 bowlers at the first ses­sion and we had 50 peo­ple come down.”

Maskell said the ex­pe­ri­ence of help­ing the Cook Is­lands win the bronze medal was amaz­ing.

“I’ve no­ticed with the top bowlers that their tech­nique is con­sis­tent and they have a huge de­sire to win,” he said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d487188

Tony Re­gan get­ting some pointers from Ge­off Maskell.

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