Champ just keeps bowling them over

JAMIE-LEE Worsnop won't forget this year in a hurry.

The 16-year-old from Kemps Creek has come of age in lawn bowls, fast becoming one of the best junior players in this state.

Jamie-Lee played representative lawn bowls for NSW at the Australian under-18s titles in Perth. She also played for City against Country under-18s and won the NSW Women's Indoor event.

Jamie-Lee won gold and silver at the nationals.

In the pairs event she partnered Dawn Hayman to win the gold and collected silver as a member of the fours.

Following the City team's win over Country, Jamie-Lee was named in the state under-18s squad for 2014.

To crown all this, the teenager has been awarded Bowls NSW's junior female player of the year award.

"I am privileged and humbled to receive this award as I didn't expect it," Jamie-Lee said. "I have had a very good year."

Jamie-Lee said her coach, Sharyn Renshaw, and the love and support of her family had played a big part in her development as a bowls player.

"Sharyn is an outstanding coach," Jamie-Lee said.

"She has taught me about the skills of the game."

The Cecil Hills High School year 12 student said she was "thrilled" to be in the state squad next year.

"It's a great opportunity for me," Jamie-Lee said.

Her coach, former Australian player Sharyn Renshaw, believes Jamie-Lee has the playing talent to go right to the top.

"Jamie-Lee is an established junior now and she has worked very hard to get to where she is," Renshaw said.

Renshaw runs the St Johns Park Bowling Club junior academy where Jamie-Lee is a member along where a host of teenage players learning the skills of the game.

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