Little Reece bowls ?em all over



LAWN bowls is pushing for some young bowlers and may we present Rockhampton's Reece Coombes to the greens.

Reece is a six-year-old oozing with bowls enthusiasm.

In his first year of competition Reece is already making some winning shots and joined his dad Ben, nanna Jenny Coombes and uncle Shane Brookman at the Reef City Ford Rinks Carnival in Springsure last weekend.

They placed fifth over all.

Reece has long wanted to play the sport, but first started competition this year with the Victoria Park Bowls Club in Rockhampton.

Even little brother Keiran, three, is showing some interest already, rolling the jack around.

Rockhampton's Coombes family are no strangers to starting bowls in their younger years.

Ben and his sister Kellie (now Brookman) both started in the junior ranks while Ben's wife Kerrie also bowled as a junior.

"Reece's interest was always there because dad was always there and the grandparents all play ? it was always on the cards,'' Kerrie said.

"He's showing a bit of potential ? he bowled quite a few winners in Springsure.''

The winning team in Springsure was the Emerald combination of John Henman, Warren Baker, Gareth Priest and Mark Chalk.



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