Gambling Control Authority assists Samoa Bowling

The Gambling Control Authority (G.C.A.) has stepped up to help the Samoa Bowling fraternity.

It has done this with a donation of $2000 presented at the G.C.A's office in Apia on Monday.

The money is to assist the bowling team with their trip to Australia for the Asia Pacific Championships next week.

According to Samoa Bowling Association Secretary, George Bell, the financial assistance will go towards paying for their airfares, refreshments and uniforms.

The team comprises of five boys, three girls and two staff members.

Currently, Samoa Bowling's ranking in the Pacific Games is "specifically quite poor" according to Mr. Bell.  

But with this competition, they hope for it to go well so they can be qualified to compete in the Pacific Games and the World Bowling coming up.

"We need to get the qualification for the team to be qualified in the Games."

He is confident that the team is set to join and compete in the Pacific Games this year with their trials and preparations especially training.

Sia Aneseko from Vaivase who joined bowling for fun said it was a sport worth cheering for and showed her support for the team.

President of the Samoa Bowling Association, Tiufea Rudy Meredith, explained that if the team goes through the Pacific Games, they will have a chance of qualifying for the World Bowling competition.

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