Bowl­ing to win

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

Aotea Col­lege stu­dent Ja­cob Rameka has been mak­ing a name for him­self at in­door bowls.

He re­cently won the Welling­ton ti­tle and now had his sights set on the na­tion­als at the North Welling­ton In­door Bowls Club’s Onepoto clu­b­rooms this Satur­day.

He has been play­ing the sport for two years, say­ing he en­joys the sub­tlety and strat­egy – al­though Rameka brings his own per­son­al­ity to bear some­times.

‘‘If I hit a good shot, I like scream­ing and I jump up and down. I yell ev­ery time I make a good shot.’’

Af­ter clean­ing up in the Welling­ton cham­pi­onships – he won each of his matches eas­ily – adding a na­tional ti­tle would see an­other for the tro­phy cabi­net of his school. He says it is a sport that many young peo­ple are play­ing now, with mem­ber­ships at the Porirua Club soar­ing.

Rameka is a dab hand at sev­eral other sports, like rugby league, ten­nis and hockey.

Darts fu­ture: Cas­sius Akavi may not have hit a 180 yet but the 10-year-old is al­ready im­press­ing with his pos­i­tive attitude to­wards the sport.

Bowls whiz: Ja­cob Rameka has taken huge strides in a short time play­ing in­door bowls.

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