Lawn bowls NSW selection 

SHANIA Mills and Jamie-Lee Worsnop are new additions for next year's Bowls NSW under-18s junior squad.

Jamie-Lee, 16, of Kemps Creek, and Shania, 16, of Green Valley, are members of St Johns Park Bowling club's junior academy.

Their selection was announced by Bowls NSW following the recent junior city versus country games at Cabramatta Bowling Club.

Their coach, former Australian player Sharyn Renshaw, said both girls deserved selection.

"Shania and Jamie-Lee have worked hard this year developing their skills," Renshaw said.

Jamie-Lee, 16, also has double reason to celebrate. She was named Bowls NSW junior girls' player-of-the-year award winner.

"I am humbled and honoured," Jamie-Lee said.

"I have had a very good year and I'm grateful for the support of my coach Sharyn Renshaw and my family."

The Cecil Hills High School year 12 student's highlights include winning a gold medal at the Australian junior under-18 titles in Perth.

She partnered Dawn Hayman in the pairs and also won a silver medal as a member of the fours team.

Shania has been with the junior academy the past four years.

Renshaw said both girls have taken their play to a new level.

"Jamie-Lee is an established junior player now," Renshaw said.

"Shania has been a good player for the past few years, but she has stepped up to show selectors just how well she can perform.

"They are a great example for our younger and newer players in the academy."

Shania is a year 10 student at James Busby High School, Green Valley.

She said making the state squad is a confidence boost.

"I am thrilled to be in the squad," Shania said.

Shania also said training with Jamie-Lee has also sharpened her skills.

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