Archive for September, 2010

Natasha and Qalif are our new youth bowling champions…

After 9 Legs of intense competition to earn a berth at the SPORTEXCEL-NSC-MILO-MTBC JUNIOR CIRCUIT 2010 GP FINALS, the journey ended for 82 aspiring champions over the weekend. There can only be one champion each in the 6 categories. A total of 88 youths from East and West Malaysia qualified for the sort of ‘tournament of tournaments’ for the youth bowling community.

The annual SPORTEXCEL Junior Circuits have unearthed many raw talents over the years. As a coach who was involved with the country’s Youth Development Program since its inception in the late 1980s until about two years ago, I note with regret the lack of committed state associations this time around. The results show that only a few of them are committed to developing the sport of tenpin bowling in their home states. Every state will have a pool of talent. These youths have to be nurtured and given the best training at the grassroot level before they can be groomed for more competitive tournaments. Read the rest of this entry »

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