Young Bull Creek lawn bowler on a roll


Rossmoyne Bowling Club’s youngest member, Jack East, is enjoying success at lawn bowls.
Rossmoyne Bowling Club’s youngest member, Jack East, is enjoying success at lawn bowls.

AT just 15 years, Jack East of Bull Creek is making a name for himself in a sport usually played by senior citizens.

The youngster, who is a member of Rossmoyne Bowling Club, won the State under-18s pairs and triples events at Osborne Park Bowling Club last month.

Recently he competed against other WA clubs in the State Novice Championship in Morley where his talent saw him get into the semi-finals.

Having taken up the sport five months ago, his success on the bowling green is impressive.

His coach Allan Petchell said the teenager showed “a lot of potential”.

Mr Petchell said Jack had made the under-18s junior development squad and as such was in the pool to be selected to represent the state in the national competitions.

“If he continues to improve there is no reason why he can’t be selected to represent the State, he has the ability,” Mr Petchell said.

Jack said he took up bowls after his mother and grandfather started playing late last year.

Earlier this year, his mother, Michelle Armstrong won the club’s Ladies Novice Championship while Jack took at out the club’s Men’s Novice Championship.

Jack trains at the club five days a week practicing after school sometimes as late as 7.30pm.

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