International competition plans for Erskine bowler
ERKSINE 22-year-old Cameron Johnston has a huge year planned for 2019.
The champion bowler is training for the China International Open Bowling Championships and Singapore International Open Bowling Championships in June.
In December he plans on competing in the Milo Storm International All-Stars and Penang Pesta International in Malaysia.
As well as the international events, Johnston will compete in Australian ranked tournaments.
Johnston took up bowling when he was nine years old.
He said he enjoyed bowling because it was both an individual and team sport.
Johnston said travelling and competing year-round was also a bonus.
His achievements include making the Junior WA State Team, the Youth WA State Team and the Adult WA State Team. He has competed with the Australian Team and won gold medals at the State and National championships.
Johnston will train five times a week in Cannington and Rockingham when his coach Chris Batson moves to WA.
In a coup for Mandurah, celebrated bowling coach Batson is moving to Meadow Springs.
He is relocating to WA to train Johnston and due to the proximity to Asia.
Batson hopes to align himself with a centre in WA as a reciprocal training centre for Asia.
A proposal has been submitted to the City of Mandurah for a tenpin bowling centre to cater for league players, professional players, those with disabilities, youth, families and seniors.