Caltowie's Nathan Black named player in inaugural Bowls SA Super League

SUPER LEAGUE: Nathan playing in a game in Wallaroo.
SUPER LEAGUE: Nathan playing in a game in Wallaroo.

Bowls SA has created their first inaugural super league and 14-year-old Nathan Black from Caltowie has been selected as draft pick 10 for the South Eastern Spartans.

Mr Black currently plays for the Kadina Bowling Club and expressed his excitement in South Australia producing a competition where they will compete against high quality players.

“It is the first time SA has ever held a super league. They had eight marquee players and from that, you were nominated to go into it and then they drafted the teams.

“I reckon it will be good for the state and good to play against high quality players.”

In early 2018, Nathan won the under 18 state singles, received bronze in the under 18 state triples and also had his club win division one. 

His reputable bowling comes from his father whose team was down in players one week, he was asked to fill in and has not missed a game since.

He has big aspirations for the game and he hopes to be selected later this year to represent South Australia at the nationals coming up in October.

The 14-year-old was humble in his selection, being one of 48 picked out of 207 players who put their name forward for the draft on June 7.

“I was pretty proud and honoured to get picked. It seems to be more of a fast, play action game rather than the usual game”, Nathan said.

The competition will be played undercover at Salisbury, beginning on July 7. 

Nathan attributes a lot of his success to the dedication of his family who have been behind him for many games.

“I think my family were pretty proud. They have taken a lot of hours and commitment to take me to training and to get me where I am now.

“I would just like to thank Bowls SA for making it possible and my bowling club Kadina for teaching me and giving me support.”