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Junior Triple Crown medalist promotes youth bowling in local newspaper

2nd October 2013

Junior Team England bowler Amy-Louise Teal has featured in her local newspaper, the Hartlepool Mail following Junior Team England's fantastic performance in the Junior Triple Crown, a much sought-after and coveted competition that pits England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales against each other.

England's girls were to dominate the event, as did the boys, with both U16 and U19 teams of each of the boys and girls winning their divisons and retaining the Divisional Shields, and ultimately the Triple Crown Cup as well.  A total of 38 gold, 18 silver and 9 bronze individual medals were won by England (18 gold, 11 silver and 8 bronze by discipline) across singles, doubles, team and Masters events in Dunfermline, Scotland.


You can read our report of the 2013 event by clicking here...

amyteal_press_3.jpgAmy qualified to play for England by joining the Junior Team England Tour which plays regular events across the country and operates a rankings system.   Amy finished the tour last year in 15th place, and was invited to play in the Triple Crown Trials in Romford, Essex where she finished in second place, and was selected for the squad, see the official report here.  Amy is also a member of the Washington Youth Bowling Club (YBC) where she plays weekly on Saturday morning in a safe and secure environment wth licenced instructors.

If you are interested in tenpin bowling and the chance to bowl for your count

ry, then why not find your nearest YBC and go along for a taster series of lessons?  You might be the next young star to have a Gold medal around your neck, and could find yourself invited to play for England abroad!

For younger less experienced bowlers, or for bowlers looking for a great social sport, there is also the BTBA Junior Tour that provides regular competition for those that want to build up their experience, skills and confidence first or who perhaps might not be wanting a full England career.   You can always 'step-up' to the England Tour when you are ready.

Click here to read about the BTBA Tour...


Published 2nd October 2013  -  Original story here: Hartlepool Mail

HARTLEPOOL schoolgirl Amy-Louise Teal bowled over the opposition on her international debut - picking up a gold and a silver medal.

The 14-year-old ten pin bowler pulled on the England colours for the very first time in a competition against fellow talented youngsters representing Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

And the English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College pupil left Dunfermline, in Scotland, on top of the world after she bowled her way to a gold medal in the team category and a silver in doubles.

But rather than rest on her laurels, motivated Amy-Louise is already back in competition as she looks to qualify for the same competition again next year and enhance her international credentials.

Her proud mum, Joanne Tumilty, 32, said: “She did so well.

“She has been playing since she was nine and she’s always wanted to represent her country, so to get to do that, to play so well and to win a gold and a silver was fantastic.

“She’s been on a high ever since.”

Despite Amy-Louise’s international success, Joanne explained the difficulty the teenager has had in finding vital sponsorship she may need to continue playing the game she loves.

Other than a £300 grant from organisation Grant Givers, Amy-Louise hasn’t received any financial support, meaning her international coaching, travelling and accommodation all has to be funded by her supportive family.

But after Joanne had her hours cut as a teaching assistant and admin assistant at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, in the town, she admitted the need for support is greater than ever.

“We are desperately looking for sponsorship and support,” said Joanne, who lives in the Rift House area of Hartlepool with partner Wayne Teal, 39.

“The £300 from Grant Givers is the only support Amy-Louise has had.

“I have written numerous letters but we haven’t had anything back at all.

“I don’t know how long we will be able to continue to fund Amy-Louise, as much as we will obviously continue to try to do our very best.”

Any individuals or businesses who want to sponsor or support Amy-Louise can email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 07969964745.

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