Tyson rapt with help
Benalla’s Tyson Cromie is off on his next bowls adventure.
The 16-year-old is in Brisbane competing in the Under-18 National Championships, where he will come up against the best bowlers from across the country.
Tyson is one of five boys and five girls representing Victoria at the event, and is set to compete in the pairs and fours categories.
To aid the talented local in fulfilling his dreams, the Benalla Young Sportspersons Trust gifted Tyson a $1000 cheque last week.
Tyson said the money would go a long way in helping him to reach his full potential.
‘‘It will help a lot because I’ve had lots of events, especially this year, and I’ve had a growth spurt, so I need new shoes and bowls,’’ Cromie said.
‘‘All the money will go towards those things and travelling, so that will be good.’’
This isn’t the first time Tyson has competed at the National event, making the trip to NSW for the championships last year.
‘‘It was an interesting experi- ence and I learnt many things, so I think I’ll be better off this year,’’ he said.
Tyson has been on a roll this year, having already been a part of the Victorian under-18 bowls team that competed in Tasmania.
If considered to be one of the best two players at the Championships, Tyson may also have the chance to be selected to represent Australia against New Zealand.
The 2018 Australian Under-18 Championships are on from October 2 to 5.
Rapt: Benalla’s Tyson Cromie receives a cheque from Benalla Young Sportspersons Trust chair Bill Sykes alongside Benalla Lions Club’s Peter Poels.