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Going For Gold - Tim Slater


Congratulations Tim on being selected in the Australians With Disabilities Team (AWD) for the next Commonwealth Games in 2014

TIM:           Thanks Groucho. I was rapt

GROUCHO:  I bet it was a thrill to practice  with one of your idols in Mark Casey who you are pictured with here and Mathew Flapper

TIM:           Yeah it was.  I still keep in touch with him which is really good.

GROUCHO:  What was the best tip he gave you while you were training over in Scotland

TIM:           Always be up to the head and just enjoy the game

GROUCHO:  When did you start playing bowls?

TIM:           I started playing at the age of 13 with my father out at Waubra then came to Victoria last year in the 2012 season

GROUCHO:  Gee, maybe I should have taken bowls up then rather than falling out of trees and  off motor bikes and feeling like I do now

                  Being born with Cerebal Palsy hasn't really stopped you getting on with your life.

TIM:            No I can pretty much do most things which is great

GROUCHO:  So you  go to Ballarat Uni

TIM:           Yeah, I am studying Counselling

GROUCHO:  Wow. That line of work is going to come in handy here at Victoria.  You could set up an office right here and get plenty of work

                  as there are a few blokes here that need a bit of help.

                  Have you got a girlfriend at the moment?

TIM:           No, I haven't. I am putting all my focus into studying and plenty of practice out on the green which is looking very good at the moment.

GROUCHO:  Well congratulations once again mate and best of luck in the coming season.

TIM:           Thanks Groucho.  I look forward to playing with you this season seeing you are a legend around here.

GROUCHO:  I know mate , thanks

So if there are any  sponsors out there willing to jump on board to give him a hand to get to the Commonwealth Games just give Victoria Bowling Club a call on 03 53326242