Ben Bowled Over
A young Teessider has been selected to make his England full international debut for the England Indoor Bowling team. Ben Suggitt a member of Thornaby Indoor Bowls Club and Tees Active Sports Academy has been selected after attending a couple of trials with a further 40 bowlers which were held in Melton Mowbray.
23 year old Ben will be travelling to Northern Ireland this weekend as part of the England Under 25 team to compete in the British Isles Indoor Bowls Council international series, this is the fifth time Ben will have represented the England Under 25 team.
In March Ben will compete for the full international team in Stanley as the England team compete against teams from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey.Ben has been selected to play with Andy Thompson who apart from his bowling prowess is known for commentating on bowls events on BBC.
A delighted Ben said “I am delighted to of been selected for the full international team and I hope to perform well in March. I would like to thank everybody who has supported me since I first started bowling.”
Ben added “ We have a fantastic indoor bowling facility in Thornaby and if anyone is interested in playing bowls should give it go, as there are a range of leagues available for beginners and improvers throughout the week.”
For further information on Tees Active Sport Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk