Meet Jackson Kemp
Jackson (17) first played bowls in early 2017. His older brother was playing so he decided to start as well.
He trains for about two hours per week plus plays in carnivals on weekends whenever possible. He often has to travel up to two hours each way to play in bowls events.
When not playing bowls, Jackson enjoys restoring tractors and other machinery.
One of Jackson’s most memorable moments was seeing Coach Ashley’s reaction to all three Gayndah boys making the U18 squad (Jackson, brother Harrison and Wyatt Martin).
In response to the question about his future with bowls, he wants to “continue playing and see where it takes me”. Jackson’s ‘bowls hero’ is Coach Ashley Harris.
Jackson thinks that there are limited junior carnivals in rural areas and it would be great to have more carnivals and support for beginner bowlers.
He’d like to encourage anyone to play bowls. “Have a go, don’t be scared to try.”