Brittany Camp is a young lawn bowler with big dreams and, seemingly, the ability to make them happen.
The 16-year-old, who attends Holy Trinity in Inverell, is already a veteran of the sport – having played it since age 10.
She has spent school holidays representing NSW at the Australian under-18 championships, and representing Country against City at under-18 and under-25 level.
And one day she wants to play for the Australian under-25 side.
“I started at just a charity fun day and an elderly person came up and was like ‘you’re really good at this’. And I was like ‘oh, am I?,’” she said.
Starting out with social games at her home club in Glen Innes, it wasn’t long before Camp was playing in Armidale almost every weekend.
“My next goal is playing for the NSW under-25s,” she said.
Camp kicked off October with two days of hard competition playing for NSW at the national under-18 championships. NSW came first in triples and third overall.
She followed this up with a strong performance for Country against City in under-18s. The event was held at Cabramatta in October.
“I played a singles game against one of my NSW teammates,” she said.
“It was a really great game, very high quality. The selector actually said it was the best game she’s probably seen in a long time.”
Playing the strategic skip role for her pairs and fours teams, Camp helped both win their games.
Camp had spent last year playing lead in the nationals. She said the skip role was where she felt most comfortable.
“My role is, if we’re down a high amount of numbers, to reduce it to only being one or two,” she said.
On November 3 and 4, Camp played for Country in the Soldier’s Point City vs Country under-25 championships.
While she didn’t come home with any wins, she values it as a learning experience.
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