Hartlepool teenager Amy-Louise eyes international glory in ten pin bowling

Bowler Amy-Louise Teal.
Bowler Amy-Louise Teal.

A TALENTED Hartlepool teenager was bowled over after she qualified for to play for England in ten pin bowling.

Amy-Louise Teal, 14, won her place on the Under 16 England squad after finishing second out of the country’s best young bowlers.

Her success comes just weeks after English Martyrs pupil Amy-Louise was crowned national champion and won a trophy.

Twenty hopefuls competed for a place in the England squad at a tournament in Romford, Essex.

The three girls with the highest point scores after 16 games were picked for the national team.

Amy-Louise’s proud mum Joanne Tumilty, of Rift House, Hartlepool, said: “She was absolutely ecstatic and over the moon to get through.

“It is the first time she has been on the England team.

“She tried last year but unfortunately came thirteenth.

“We are absolutely delighted.”

Amy-Louise’s first tournament will be in Dunfermline, Scotland later this year when England will take on Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

She will also receive top coaching at the English Academy in Sheffield.

She has received a £300 grant from organisation Grant Givers towards her coaching but her family is appealing to generous businesses and individuals for support.

Joanne added: “Amy goes once a month for six months and gets coaching but it costs £415 so we are looking for sponsorship or donations.”

Anyone who wants to sponsor Amy-Louise can email joanneltumilty@live.co.uk or call 07969964745.