Launceston tenpin bowler Sarah Pennicott will lead a group of eight Tasmanians at the national junior championships this month.
The state side will begin its campaign on Friday, joining up with three girls and three boys from the mainland who will help make up two seven-strong teams.
Team coach Hayden George said 17-year-old Pennicott – a defending national classic cup champion and four-time Tasmanian junior masters champion – was the obvious choice for team captain.
“She’s the most senior member of our team and the most promising member of our team,” George said.
“She’s also a member of the Australian junior national training squad, that was only announced two weeks ago.
“So she’s in line to bowl for Australia later in the year at an Asian schools tournament in China.”
Leading the charge for the boys’ team will be Devonport 14-year-old duo and three-time state representatives Joshua Peck and Micah Williams, as well as four-time Tasmanian representative Liam George.
She’s the most senior member of our team and the most promising member of our team.Team coach Hayden George
“In terms of the boys Josh or Micah is probably our standout, but the three boys are all very similar in their capabilities.
“At the Australian junior championships for the past two years every member of the team has won a medal in either singles, doubles or teams competition.
“So we’re looking to continue that and hopefully achieve good results through all the different stages of the competition.”
The championships will begin with the singles, doubles and teams events early in the week before April 24 to 26’s President’s Shield, where Tasmania is plotting a top-six finish in both divisions.
Competition will conclude with the Junior Masters on the final two days of the championships.