Bowlers bowling over South Tamworth students

Rolling down: Jerome Aslin gets set to play this shot during Wednesday's coaching session at the South Tamworth Bowling Club. Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF047.

Rolling down: Jerome Aslin gets set to play this shot during Wednesday's coaching session at the South Tamworth Bowling Club. Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF047.

KEVIN Clifton and Ian Bannister continued their “seven week junior lawns bowls plan” at South Tamworth Bowling Club on Wednesday.

20 students from nearby Tamworth South Public School had marched down to the Margaret Street-based club to learn and play from two of the city’s highest accredited coaches.

South Tamworth Bowling Club’s Mike Whale was also on hand with a few other club members to ensure the primary school students received some tips and coaching as well as making sure they had fun.

“It’s the fifth week of a seven week program,” Clifton said.

“It’s going well. Today they had their first taste of singles.“

He and Bannister had picked out two of the students who had shown good skill to play singles while the rest played doubles.

Clifton is delighted with the improvement and talent shown by the students so far and is hopeful other schools might take up offers of conducting similar sessions during school hours.

Bannister already has an Oxley High coaching session at Tamworth City Bowling Club on a Thursday (1.30pm start). He also helps run a CNDBA Junior Bowls coaching session at West Tamworth every Thursday afternoon.

Hitting the green: Kayla Hunt was one of 20 Tamworth South Public School students that participated in Wednesday's session. Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF079

Hitting the green: Kayla Hunt was one of 20 Tamworth South Public School students that participated in Wednesday's session. Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF079

Releasing: Talen Walker plays it straight. Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF049

Releasing: Talen Walker plays it straight. Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF049

“It’s a good group,” Bannister said of the Tamworth City-based Oxley juniors.

“Got 29 of them and a couple of them are very interested.”

Measured: Lucy Hooker lines up her shot: Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF029

Measured: Lucy Hooker lines up her shot: Photo: Peter Hardin 150317PHF029

He said the Thursday afternoon CNDBA clinic is open and free to any junior.

It starts 4.30pm and runs through until 6pm.

“It costs nothing,” he said.

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