WHIZ-KID lawn bowler Jamie-Lee Worsnop won gold and silver medals at the Australian under-18s titles last week in Perth.
Representing NSW, Jamie-Lee, 16, won a gold medal with Dawn Hayman in the pairs and a silver medal as a member of the fours.
The year 11 student at Cecil Hills High School is a member at St Johns Park Bowling Club's junior academy where she is coached by Australian player Sharyn Renshaw.
Renshaw is regarded as one of the sport's best junior coaches.
"Jamie-Lee is a really good young person and top junior player," Renshaw said. "She's been with club for two years."
Jamie-Lee said: "I started playing lawn bowls at 10. My grandparents played the game and they introduced me to it."
Jamie-Lee trains twice a week with Renshaw and said her coach is a positive influence and a fine teacher.
"Sharyn has taught me a lot about the game."
It's been a big year for the teenager.
The right-handed player won the NSW Women's Indoor Singles qualifying open age event and also the NSW Girls Pairs Championship for a second consecutive time.
She was also third in the invitational Junior Gold Nugget Singles at Tweed Heads and also runner-up in the NSW girls singles championship.
She is a member of the Australian junior and NSW State squads and she played for NSW against ACT and Queensland winning both tests in the series.
Renshaw said Jamie-Lee and fellow St Johns Park Bowling Club academy juniors Shania Mills, Ethan Mills, Caroline Allomes, and Chase McKiernen will play for City against Country at Cabramatta Bowling Club on November 23 and 24.