Tyson rapt with help

Benalla Ensign - - Motorsport Motorsport - By Geor­gia Smith

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.

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