Up and coming bowls stars will be in action this week for the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships.
The three-day tournament hosted by the Bendigo Bowls Club will see both girls and boys represent all of the country's states and territories.
"For our club to host the tournament is great acknowledgement that the city of Bendigo has top facilities that are able to cater for such an event," Bendigo Bowls Club's Peter O'Neill said.
"We're really excited for the opportunity to put our club on display."
Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple said the Bendigo club and region were the ideal hosts for the championships.
"Bendigo is a thriving regional centre with a very strong bowls community and there is no doubt that the Bendigo Bowls Club will do a fine job in hosting some of the sport's brightest young talents," Dalrymple said.
"The Australian Under-18 Championships is a proven breeding ground for future international stars and we hope for yet another successful event full of colour and fanfare."
One of the stars is Kangaroo Flat's Cameron Keenan, a player who impressed O'Neill a few weeks ago during the lead-up to the tournament.
"I was able to see him play a couple of weeks ago in our classic pairs event, he is such an impressive bowler," O'Neill said.
"He has a great teacher in his father.
"But no doubt all of the other bowlers will be in similar positions, we will see the best future bowlers compete during the tournament."
Tournament play commences on Wednesday October 2, with singles, pairs, triples and fours events to be competed.
The weather is forecast for three consecutive days in the mid 20s and the greens are in "brilliant condition".
"There aren't any bad greens in Bendigo at the moment, the weather has been dry," O'Neill said.
"So with perfect greens there won't be any excuses not to get the results," O'Neill laughed.
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