Tawa youngster Lachlan Gordon will sharpen his skills on the green to ensure he stands out in the search for New Zealand's best young lawn bowlers.
Bowls New Zealand will run camps throughout the country in October to scout for young talent to compete in the annual Australia and New Zealand test series next year.
Gordon, 17, who plays for the Johnsonville Bowling Club, said he planned to work on his training in the lead up to the Wellington selection camp.
'I need to have a more structured approach to my training, rather than just doing a bit of practice before events."
Twenty of the most promising under-18 players will be selected at the camps. From there, the bowlers will compete at a national camp in Auckland for a place in the trans-Tasman clash.
Five girls and boys will be chosen for the competition.
Gordon has played lead in the Wellington development squad and won the junior singles at Johnsonville,
He qualified for the national secondary schools singles final in December.
'I've had some good results and I've beaten some good players, but I really want to test myself against other players of my age,' he said.
National coach Dave Edwards said he wanted to make sure none of the international potential slipped under the radar, so there would be open entry to the camps.
'There is some outstanding talent on display at national secondary school level these days, but the Australian's are very competitive at this age group so we need to ensure that we flush out all the talent available to us.'
At the camp, participants' techniques will be analysed, they will learn how to train in a more professional manner, and they will be teamed up with local coaches who will help them develop as players.
'Apart from the trial aspects of these camps it also provides a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters to have two full days coaching and training,' said Edwards.
Johnsonville Bowls Club president Allan Galbraith said people were welcome to train at the club.
The Wellington camp is October 3 - 4.
Contact Bowls New Zealand to register.
- The Wellingtonian