Coffs used as base prior to Tenpin World Comp


AFTER spending the weekend at Holiday Lanes Tenpin Bowling Centre in Coffs Harbour the Australian youth team is on its way to the World Championships in the United States.

Holiday Lanes manager James McGinty doubles as the Male Youth Coach and said the last few days had been a great opportunity for the squad to bond together.

“Some knew each other, others were meeting for the first time but it was great to get them all together and focussed for what should be a fantastic trip,” he said.

Held every two years, this year's Championship will bring together national squads from more than fifty countries in Orlando, Florida.

The event will be held at the Boardwalk Entertainment Centre, an 80-lane facility classed as one of the biggest and most-modern venues in the nation, catering for visitors to the biggest vacation destination on the US mainland.

In a nation where tenpin bowling is considered a sporting recreation just behind baseball, football and basketball, Australia's men's and women's youth teams will be numbered among the outside chances for the titles.

After gaining accreditation tomorrow, the teams will spend a full day in official practice before their first engagement at 8am (local time) on Saturday.

The World Championships conclude on Friday, July 25, with a formal banquet and presentation ceremony.