Bowls is sport perceived, by many, to be for older people. Taking part in the Bowls World Cup at Warilla, 18-year-old bowling champion Jamie-Lee Worsnop is just one of many young competitors out to prove the greens are not only a grey zone.
Worsnop has been bowling since she was 10 at St John’s Park Bowling Club in Western Sydney. Learning under NSW State junior coach and selector Sharyn Renshaw, Worsnop has established herself among the lawn bowls elite. She broke the record for the youngest person to take out the Australian Indoor Bowling championship in August last year, and gained entry to compete in this year’s Bowls World Cup.
Renshaw said lawn bowls can have positive impact on young people. She said bowls was a great, low cost way to get involved in sport and it offered incredible opportunities.