Bowlers’ aim is true
Practice has made for a perfect score for indoor bowlers Mei Soon and Mi Pentisarn.
The two Te Puke Intermediate School students teamed up to win seven from seven at a recent preAIMS Games pairs indoor bowls tournament that featured intermediate schools from across the Bay of Plenty.
They are members of the eight-strong indoor bowls team that will represent the school at the Anchor AIMS Games starting on September 9.
Both Year 8 students immediately called their parents with the news and Mei says it was a surprise to win.
Mi says she enjoys indoor bowls because it is challenging and something she has to focus on to play.
Teacher Phil Appelman is the team’s coach and says Mei and Mi’s success so far is down to how much they practise.
“They come in before school and set up the mat and then come in and put it up again at morning tea, set it up at lunch time and take it down and they practise after school as well,” he says.
Mi is from Thailand and Mei from Malaysia and both are in Year 8. Neither had played indoor bowls until this year.
Mi Pentisarn, left, and Mei Soon are the stars of Te Puke Intermediate School’s AIMS Games indoor bowls team.