Youth paying off for Kerang Golf BC
For Andrew and Ian Charles, bowls has become the sport of choice.
The twins were introduced to the game by foster care father Lloyd Murray, who took them down to practice one day.
A keen bowler, Lloyd introduced both boys to the sport three years ago.
They played socially, and found they had a talent for the sport.
Now, aged 11, Andrew and Ian have taken the next step – playing Pennant for Kerang Golf Bowls Club in northern Victoria.
Time will tell if they can reach the heights of a growing number of young, indigenous bowlers making their mark in the game.
Wodonga’s Kylie Whitehead is now well entrenched in the Victorian state side, while NSW youngster Dylan Skinner has been a dominant junior for several years and is one of the game’s most promising talents.
There’s a national indigenous bowls tournament played annually.
Andrew and Ian are off to a great start.
They remain alive in their club’s Open Pairs championship and will also compete in the Open Fours.
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