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News Team Henselite Bright Future for Australian Bowls
October 10, 2011

The Australian U18 Championships wrapped up last week after some high quality bowls at Darebin International Sport Centre in Melbourne. The Championships saw NSW take out the Overall Boys Trophy as well as the Overall National Title. They didn't have it all their own way, however, having to settle for second behind QLD for the Overall Girls Trophy.

If the week was anything to go by, the future of Australian bowls is looking bright. Last years champions, Dylan Fisher and Kristina Krstic, both members of Team Henselite, were in fantastic form, taking out the Silver Medal and Gold Medal respecitively in the Boys and Girls Singles. Both were to add to their medal haul in the Pairs with Kristina following up with a Silver Medal and Dylan winning Bronze.

The week unearthed some future champions including 17-year-old Lauren Wilson from QLD who won the Silver Medal in the Girls Singles and skipped her all-Henselite triples combination of Natasha Jones and Jessica Parolin to a Gold Medal. Fellow Queenslander Rohan Wilson also showed why he has a great future in the game, picking up the Bronze Medal in the Boys Singles.

Aaron Teys, having already representated Australia at the junior level, skipped his Fours combination brilliantly to give them the Gold Medal against Victorian Dane McKinnon's outfit who were left to settle for silver. Both skips used Henselite bowls.

Following the championships the new-look Australian U18 Squad for 2011-12 was announced with Lauren Wilson and Rohan Wilson both named in the squad alongside several Henselite team mates such as Sean Ingham (QLD) who won the Silver Medal in the Boys Pairs and Chloe Stewart (VIC), a recent semi finalist in the Australian Indoor Championships, an open age event. The U18 squad forms part of the feeder system to the Australian National Team.

Photos: Right - Lauren Wilson celebrates a Gold Medal in the Triples with her team-mates, Left - Dylan Fisher displays his talent on the way to a Silver Medal in the Singles.

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Bright Future for Australian Bowls