The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014
FIVE bowlers in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands have been selected for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
Mt Hagen bowling club president Lucas Roika and his secretary Enos Timo are the men while the names of the women were not released.
This is a big achievement for the bowlers in the province.
Roika said this is also the first time for three females to be selected in the squad.
“I have been representing the country for years and now I will make sure to bring back something good.
“I know there is a big challenge ahead to face but I have the experience to represent PNG in overseas challenges,” Roika said.
Roika said this trip was historic for the province as five people in Mt Hagen have been selected to compete at a higher level.
“It is easy, all you have to do is discipline and improve your talents so that this can help you to become a best bowler,” Roika said.
Roika said that there is a big potential in bowling players who struggled to break into the big time in sports like rugby league, volleyball, basketball, soccer or other sports can take up bowling.
Roika said bowling had a great success rate on the international scene in events like the Commonwealth Games so it had its moments of glory.