Warrnambool juniors prepare for Victorian junior tenpin bowling country cup

TEAM EFFORT: Coedan Gruar, 15, Keiara Graur, 14, Sean Dennis, 13, Shantelle Rogitsch, 13, and Marlee Campbell, 15, are heading to Colac to compete in the Victorian Country Cup. Picture: Rob Gunstone

TEAM EFFORT: Coedan Gruar, 15, Keiara Graur, 14, Sean Dennis, 13, Shantelle Rogitsch, 13, and Marlee Campbell, 15, are heading to Colac to compete in the Victorian Country Cup. Picture: Rob Gunstone

WARRNAMBOOL will take a healthy mix of experienced and fresh faces to the tenpin bowling Victorian Junior Country Cup.

Glenn Moore, Coedan Gruar, Sean Dennis, Marlee Campbell, Shantelle Rogitsch and Keiara Gruar will head to Colac to take on seven other teams from across country Victoria in the two-day tournament across Saturday and Sunday.

Team coach Scott Dennis said the juniors ranged in age from 13 through to 18.

“Coedan has just turned 18, so he still qualifies for the junior competition. He goes along, he’s quite experienced,” Dennis said.

“He’s done a few country cups before, but it’s the first country cup for Sean and Coedan.

“For the girls, it’s the second year (for Shantelle and Keiara) but third year for Marlee.

“They’re starting to build a little bit of experience.”

The six juniors were selected to represent the region after they produced the highest averages during qualification from January to June.

Dennis said with a new-look team, he hoped the juniors would learn from competing at the higher level.

“They’ll give it a red-hot go and they’ll compete hard,” he said.

“Some of the best junior country bowlers in the state will be there. We’ll be going there to give it a good shake, (but) it’s an unknown.”

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