DENNINGTON teenager Liam Keegan is taking his first indoor bowls state selection in his stride.
Liam, 13, is the youngest of the Victorian squad’s 12-strong Warrnambool contingent.
The Australian Indoor Bias Bowls Championships start in Toowoomba tomorrow.
Liam took up the sport a year ago when he filled in for his dad’s corporate team and showed natural ability.
The Brauer College student was runner-up in the state under 18 titles, which earned him one of four spots in the Victorian junior squad.
Liam, who also does junior fire brigade, will miss Dennington’s under 14½ first semi-final against South Rovers on Sunday.
His father Karl said while Liam was disappointed to miss a cut-throat football final, he was excited about his first indoor bowls national championships.
“You’re not going to represent your state too often,” he said.
Maureen Drennan (women’s singles), Gillian Phillips (women’s pairs), Nicole Van Someren (women’s triples), Jacinta Marney (mixed fours), Ian Lake (mixed fours), Margaret Firth (mixed fours), George Draffen (men’s pairs), Brendan Keane (men’s triples) and Shane Cashill (men’s triples) will also represent Warrnambool at the tournament.
Warrnambool pair John Hovard and Elizabeth Kierce are emergencies.
Heytesbury’s Pam Wines (women’s pairs), Maria Van Someren (mixed fours), Arthur Finch (men’s singles), Harvey Robbins (mixed fours) and Colac’s Candice Hodgetts are also in the Victorian squad.
The national championships run until August 31.