Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

READY TO ROLL; Siblings Chase Games Glory

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

READY TO ROLL; Siblings Chase Games Glory

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Byline: Matthew McInerney Facebook: Daily Examiner Sport

ULMARRA duo Maddalene and Jakob Woodward will travel south to Illawarra today to test their skills against the best in the state at the 2013 Academy Games.

While 14 other Clarence Valley athletes will play hockey and netball at the Games, the Woodward siblings will test their talents at lawn bowls.

Itas a sport that is not usually linked with people their age, but a few trips to the greens as part of school programs won them over.

Their father Michael Woodward said the teenagers had only played the sport for three years and got their break with North Coast Academy of Sport last year.

aThey started playing and one of the other parents mentioned we should try to get them into the Academy,a he said.

aOne thing led to another and NCAS ended up getting in contact with us and said they were keen for them to join.a

The South Grafton High students bowl at the South Grafton Club whenever they can find spare time. …

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