Bowler off to world champs again

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Eastern Southland bowls player Sheldon Bagrie-Howley will make another showing at the World Junior Championships, being held in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in March.

Bagrie-Howley was selected by Bowls New Zealand recently to compete in the singles and mixed pairs events at the championships in what will be his third time at the tournament.
In the mixed pairs he would partner with Tayla Bruce, of the Burnside Bowling Club, Bagrie-Howley said.
He had competed in the under-25 tournament for the last two years, making the final of the mixed pairs in his first appearance.
The standard for the tournament was high, meaning he would need to be in top form come March, he said.
“It is always a prime goal to win and get gold. However, my first goal is to come away from the tournament with a medal in each discipline,” he said.
Before the tournament he would look to get in plenty of practice, Bagrie-Howley said.
“I will have rep fixtures and Southland events in the lead-up, plus I have a New Zealand training regime to train for the event.”
One of his goals for the year was to be reselected for the world junior championships while he also hoped to make the New Zealand transtasman side.