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is no reason why she won't be
a future star for Australia in the
years to come.
When told of her selection for
the Games, Natasha said: "In 12
months I have debuted for my
country, played about 14 or 15
games for Australia, and now I'm
going to a Commonwealth Games.
"It's a dream come true."
The Tanilba Bay teen lines up
alongside reigning gold medallist,
26-year-old Queenslander Lynsey
"She has become a real mentor
for me," said Natasha.
Lynsey will lead for Natasha at
A silver medal with Lynsey at
the eight nations tournament at
the Games venue in Delhi in April
signalled to Australian coach Rex
Johnston that Natasha was ready.
He said: "[Van Eldik] is the
most exciting Australian prospect
unearthed during the selection
"Her bowling nous is exactly
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what we have been looking for
in our younger recruits.
"Natasha, teaming with Lynsey
Armitage, will be one of the
favourites for gold."
But between her and a gold
medal are hours on the Austral-
"Now we start the really, really,
really hard work," Natasha said
Zone 2 Secretary Denis Broad
said: "Natasha has always shown
great talent and has been a keen
and dedicated member of the
Zone 2 Junior Development Squad.
"She has obviously derived great
benefit from the early grounding
she received in her development
"All Zone 2 bowlers and sporting
enthusiasts will be watching both
Natasha's and the Australian Team's
progress with great interest."
New South Wales
Level 5, 309 Pitt Street, Sydney
P.O. Box A2186,
Sydney South, NSW 1235
Telephone: 02 9283 4555
Fax: 02 9283 4252
ABN 76 821 647 707
Her Excellency Professor Marie
Bashir AC, Governor of NSW
Ian McKnight (Cudgen Leagues BC)
Alan Rosenberg (Double Bay BC)
Vince Beard (Riverina Australian Rules FC BC)
Ron King (Pennant Hills BC)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Greg Helm
MANAGING EDITOR: Rex Davies
OFFICE MANAGER: Courtney Allouche
Natasha Van Eldik
• Winner Raymond Terrace
Womens Minor Singles
• Runner-up State James Wall
• Winner of NWDBA District Fours
• Runner-up NWDBA District
• Picked in Australian Silver tier
• Winner QLD Open Triples
• Runner-up QLD Open Singles
• Winner NSW Open Fours
• Winner Raymond Terrace
Women s Major Singles
• Picked in NSWWBA State Squad
• Picked for Australia in Australia
v England Test
T HE NSW Vision Impaired
and Blind Bowlers Asso-
ciation (VIBBA) are look-
ing for more 'directors' to
assist their growing membership
of enthusiastic bowlers.
They have funds available to
run courses, but are now seeking
experienced bowlers/coaches who
are interested in attending a three
hour 'directors' training course.
All vision impaired or blind
bowlers are required to bowl using
a person known as a 'director'
when bowling in club or associa-
The 'directors' role is to assist
the bowler with regard to advice
on direction and distance to jack,
head or ditch and shot selection.
Other duties may also include
picking up bowls for the players and
assistance with movement around
the green or club if required.
Bowlers in all categories are
required to have 'directors' present
during a game, however the way
they utilise them is up to the
This is a great opportunity to
assist some skilful bowlers with
loads of ability so they can con-
tinue to attend events.
To be eligible to become a 'direc-
tor' you should be an experienced
bowler or coach with great com-
munications skills. If this sounds like
you, then why not give it a go.
A course will be run in Sydney
in late September, and another
course will also be run at Port
Macquarie City BC in November.
All we need now are the par-
ticipants. These courses will be
offered to participants for free.
If you would like to find out
more, or register to attend a
course, Mark at Bowls NSW, phone
92834555, or email mark@rnswba.
* Mark Whiteman is a Sports
Development Officer with
for Vision Impaired
By MARK WHITEMAN*
Teen youngest representative
for Commonwealth Games
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