Callum Alberti a bright prospect in bowls

by Aaron Delaporte

Bowls WA Awards Night – Under 18 Bowler of the Year

The first award presented at the Bowls WA Awards Night on Friday June 3rd 2022 was for the Under 18 Bowler of the Year and the recipient is possibly the youngest ever to grace the stage an official Awards Dinner, the very promising junior Callum Alberti from South Perth Bowling Club who is just 13 years old being named the winner.

A summary of all Bowls WA Award winners can be found via this link

Callum appears to have an extremely bright future in bowls given he claimed the Under 18 Singles and Pairs in the same year whilst also having a very successful pennant season with his club South Perth, finishing as the highest ranked played in the 1st Blue South competition with 13 wins and just 4 losses.

Callum also showed he is a very mature person for his age, setting a high benchmark for acceptance speeches on the night when interviewed by Master of Ceremonies Clive Adams. A huge fan of the Perth Suns Callum is setting his sights on a good performance for WA at the upcoming Nationals where he is sure to be part of the Under 18 WA State Team. Although the team is yet to be announced Callum will surely be joined by Segan Pasalich who was also a finalist for the Award and finished runner-up in the Singles to Callum whilst partnering with him to win the Pairs.

Callum Alberti receives his Award from the Bowls WA State Academy Coach Linda Warburton

A keen sportsman who also enjoys basketball Callum is keen to push for a Premier League position at South Perth where he can join his father Tyrone in the top grade competition and hopes to continue to improve on his game in future years.

Callum made special mention of his parents who have strongly supported him with his bowls and cheekily noted that his dad told him to say that. He also thanked his many South Perth team-mates who had been very encouraging and helpful along with his friendly adversary and pairs partner Segan Pasalich who had pushed him hard in the singles.

In what may now become tradition for a Bowls WA Award function following his Award Callum then become part of the official on stage duties helping the various award presenters through out the night with winners’ envelopes, badges, brooches, and trophies as they came to the stage for announcements.

Its fair to say that Callum now has the bowls world at his feet with many more championship events and awards within his grasp if he keeps working hard on his game and displaying the terrific attitude and play that has got him to this stage.

Congratulations once again to Callum, our Under 18 Bowler of the Year.