A gold medal for our pairs Kaja Smith-Nu’u and Manaia Keepa proved that our Indoor Bowls AIMS team are ready to ‘Rock and Bowl' in Week 8 for the NZ AIMS Games tournament.
A total of 35 students from Opotiki Primary, Ashbrooke Primary (Opotiki) and Tarawera High were able to show case a glimpse of their bowling talents at the Pre-AIMS Indoor Bowls Tournament held in Whakatane on Wednesday.
Kaja Smith-Nu’u, Leo Bicknell, Manaia Keepa, Tawhio Keepa, Cameron Dyer, Te Peeti Hiwarau and Kruze Tanoa did themselves and coach John Dowie proud when they rolled some outstanding bowls against some talented bowlers from Opotiki.
The determination to go for gold was accomplished by pair’s team Kaja and Manaia. After the pairs games, each team member played without the support of their partner bringing everything they have learnt to the singles games. The same determination to win another gold medal for the team was close but became impossible when our players met and played their own team mates, knocking each other out for a chance at top placing’s.
Two weeks is all our bowlers have to fine tune what they know and polish their mat techniques. Best of luck to our Tarawera High team who will be bowling amongst 200 participants entered into the indoor bowls category of the AIMS Games. New Zealand's largest sporting tournament has 18 sports codes, 228 schools registered and over 1000 participants in this year’s 2014 AIMS Games.