Young stars on the rise

Lily Dodd (middle). Picture Bowls Victoria

Tara Murray

Melton Bowls Club members were keen observers of the Bowls Victoria State Champions week earlier this month.

With four of its new recruits among those competing against the best of the state, there was plenty of excitement.

New club coach Todd Trewarne, along with a young trio of stars Lisa Trewarne, Sophie Kurzman and Lily Dodd, all put in some strong performances.

Melton’s Conrad Dawson said the club hadn’t seen results such as these at a state level in a long time.

“Results aside this season, we’ve had some amazing young kids coming to the club and kicking goals.

“The kids were flying at the championships against the champions of different clubs and regions.

“We’ve brought a lot of youth into the club. It was something the club had to do and we’re focusing on.

“They’ve done a fantastic job and we’re proud as punch.

Lisa Trewarne paired with her old Sunbury teammate Carla Krizanic, who also won the champion of champions women’s single title, to claim the women’s pairs title in a thriller. Todd Trewarne also teamed up with Krizanic, winning the mixed pairs by one shot.

Dodd, who came across from Bacchus Marsh, made the semi-finals of the under-18 girls competition and the final of the under-18 open triples.

Kurzman, who came from Sunbury, along with the two Trewarnes, won the under-18 girls pairs title.

Lisa Trewarne, Kurzman also made the semi-finals of the women’s fours, alongside Krizanic and Akasha Fortune.

Dawson said as well as performing at the championships, all four had fitted in well in their Saturday pennant side and the club.

Melton sits atop division 2, section 2 after six rounds.