Nathan Black celebrates lawn bowls title wins

FAMILY AFFAIR: Nathan Black with his father Colin and younger brother Adam in their Port Germein Bowling Club strip.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Nathan Black with his father Colin and younger brother Adam in their Port Germein Bowling Club strip.

Promising lawn bowls talent Nathan Black has trumped all challengers to win the Port Germein Bowling Club’s champion singles and pairs events recently.

After tentatively following in his father’s footsteps onto the Port Germein Bowling Club green four years ago, the 13-year-old defeated Toby Wauchope in the singles and paired with his father Colin to win the pairs against David Jacobs and Jeff Porter. 

Nathan and Colin were also successful in the North Western Bowling Association’s champion of champion’s pairs event two weeks ago. Nathan said the association win was a special one. “Dad was pretty happy about that,” Nathan said.

Nathan said his first great memory of lawn bowls came during his first match in the top division, where he scored a maximum eight during one end. He said that support and competitive spirit was high at bowling club.

“When I was younger they cheered me on a bit but now I’m older the older guys like to beat me,” he said.

The St Mark’s College boarder from Caltowie was selected in the state under-18 squad following his SAPSASA lawn bowls win in 2016 and also represented the region at the Country Round Robin event in February. Nathan will perform at the under-18 state championships in both the pairs and triples events during the Easter school holidays. Nathan thanked his parents Tina and Colin and his under-18 coaches for their support.