The things I liked:
The room at the hotel.
The other England bowlers from the academy. Working with the coaches to improve my game. Zumba warm up. Making new friends. Seeing and playing against bowlers from other countries.
The things I didn't like as much:
The variety of food available.
The disco because they didn't encourage people to stay there.
For me I really enjoyed travelling to Vienna, and meeting all the new people. Getting to know the England bowlers better, making good friendships and having lots of fun. Also, seeing bowlers from different countries, their styles and getting to compete with them in the team events.
At the opening ceremony, seeing all the different countries represented and the sports taking part in the festival. Holding the banner for the United Kingdom made me very proud to be taking part and representing my country.
Whilst I was proud of my achievements bowling, I felt that I could have done better on the second day but I still had a great time seeing my team mates getting trophies and doing well.
Thank you for selecting me to go to Vienna, it will be an experience I will never forget.
I would like to thank you and the other coaches that took us to Vienna for making it the best event I have ever had. There was nothing in the event that I didnt enjoy. The food that we ate at the hotel and at the bowling were good. The atmosphere was amazing and it was a good laugh. I thought that the whole of team England did exceptionally well at the tournament as proven by the rewards.
Thank you again for making the event great.
Thank you so much for allowing me to play for England in Vienna last week, it
was a great experience and hopefully the first of many! Before going I was
worried about food but when I got out there you and all the coaches did
everything you could to help me and I really am greatful for this. I met some
awesome people, made some great friends and had such a laugh. Although I was
a bit dissappointed with the way I bowled I learn't a lot and I was really proud of
everyone because they did fantastic! I'd like to thank you and everyone who made
this possible and I look forward to seeing everyone again soon. :)
Vienna was an amazing trip and experience which I will never forget. The rooms in the hotel were very spacious and good quality but I didn't really like the food. I made lots of new friends, both from England and other countries and have added them on facebook already.
I would like to thank all the coaches for their help, especially Paul for his help in the final. I will never forget the feeling, standing on the podium singing the National Anthem.
The whole trip was fantastic and really fun and I would do it all again tomorrow if I could.
The things I liked:-
I enjoyed staying in the hotel with the other bowlers and meeting people from other countries. I made some really good friends. The opening ceremony was a lot bigger than I had imagined and I enjoyed walking out to the
National Anthem. The bowling was good, a little scary at first, but once I had settled in I really enjoyed it and the coaches really helped me if I was struggling and they kept me focused.
The things I didn’t like as much:
I got really tired and struggled with the heat.
Overall I had an amazing experience, and I would love to do something like it again in the future. I have made friends with people from the England Academy and also people from other countries and had a really good laugh too.
I won Silver in the singles but was a bit annoyed at myself for not winning gold! I felt really proud to wear the England shirt and represent my country.
I would like to thank the England Academy for selecting me and also the coaches for all their help and encouragement.
When we were first told about Vienna in the first session of academy. I thought,
right I need to go there. That and wanting to improve my game motivated me to
try and be the best bowler I can be. Despite bowling below my best I was proud to be in Vienna. When we weren’t bowling I had an immense time
with a amazing group of friends who I can’t wait to see again at academy and
other events. My coach at Leeds said that everyone who goes to Vienna goes on to
do great things in Bowling and that is exactly what I intend to do. Thank you
for this opportunity, I will never forget what I have learned.
I really enjoyed Vienna. I met some amazing people as everyone was so friendly. The bowling was good fun with all the dancing and jokes, thank you to all the coaches who offered their help. The whole experience was great, at the bowl and at the hotel with all the atheles. I really have made some friends for life and will never forget the time we all spent in Vienna.
Vienna for me was an unbelievable experience and I would like to thank all the coaches and sponsors for making it possible for us to go and represent England in the World Sports Festival 2012.
The experience for me was of great benefit because I was able to be independent and learned to rely on my fellow bowlers, which was great because I have made new friends that I really get along with.
I personally really was thankful for this because before Vienna I never really knew that many people in bowling. I also enjoyed having the chance to meet new people from other countries, and learn new bowling techniques. The coaches also helped me to not only read the lane conditions but taught me to make small adjustments to my approach which really did make a difference on the lane, and showed me the importance of a single board adjustment.
The experience for us as a team I believe was also a great benefit because when we didn’t have our parents we started to rely on each other which made us come together as a team and really enjoyed ourselves not only at the hotel but on the lanes too. We all got to know each other really well and helped each other out when anyone needed it, and with this we became a great team that supported each other throughout the tournament and our stay in Vienna.
On the whole I believe that Vienna was a great success for not only did we come together as a team and learned some tips about bowling, we also managed to bring home some medals. I really enjoyed Vienna and wish to go back again! I would again like to thank all the coaches and all the sponsors for making this possible for me. I felt that it was a great honour to represent my country in the World Youth Games.
I really enjoyed the experience in Vienna. Although i know i didnt play to
my own expectations it was such an experience and really enjoyed the bowling as
i always do. I learnt a lot about myself within my bowling and became more clear
of what i have to work on which i am sure will help me by miles for next year
and i am going to put all of that into good use.
Vienna gave me an insight of
what i am hoping to do a lot more, i also enjoyed getting to know everyone a lot
more and all of the coaches, and also becoming friends with people from
different countries... the hotel was beautiful and i enjoyed the food..
especially the cheese and jam on bread (haha) although i had a few mind blowing
blonde moments (hahaha) it was all part of the fun and i can honestly say the
whole 4 days will stay in my mind forever; everyone who has been in past
years who told me it was one of their best experiences of their life were right,
and i can say the same now.
Thank you so much for the whole 4 days to you and the rest of the coaches,
it was the highlight of my summer.
Thank you ever so much for selecting me to be part of the team to represent
my country. It was an unforgettable experience and I enjoyed myself immensly.
What I liked most about this experience was meeting many different people from
my own country and from other countries, and observing their own way of bowling,
and therefore gaining tips on how to improve my own game.
I made some new and
amazing friends whilst there, and I hope we keep in touch. I liked the hotel
very much, although the evening entertainment was a little boring, as there was
not much team building or much social mixing between many countries as far as I
could see, so I much rathered enjoyed spending the evenings with my friends in
the corridors. I was not a big fan of the food there, but I did try as much of
it as I could.
I also learnt some new tactics whilst bowling, such as to focus
on one shot at a time, and not the whole game at once. I have also learnt to not
let my emotions get the better of me if I am not bowling as well as I believe I
could be. What I also loved about the trip was listening to the coaches tales
about past trips either to Vienna or areas in England, which were inspiring and
Again, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to represent
England, and I am so proud of myself and the rest of the team, and it was an
experience I shall never forget.
Firstly I would like to say thank you very much for the giving me the
opportunity to bowl for England, hopefully it won't be the last time. I really
enjoyed the proud feeling of been able to carry my countries flag at the opening
ceremony. Although I didn't bowl exceptionally well, when I was down and felt
like stopping the coaches were there offering their experience and I have learnt
some new things that I didn't know before going into the tournament.
was lovely and the food was all right. The one bad thing was the players party
because it was more of an award ceremony for wrestling and then a disco but
no-one wanted to be there. I met some great new people from England and also
from other countries. I have mad some friends for life and it won't be long
before you see us all together topping the rankings at tournaments.
So thank you
so much for your help when I was bowling and for giving me the amazing
opportunity to be able to wear my countries name on the back of my shirt at a