Zone 9 - Sydney Northern District Bowls
BILLY JOHNSON REVEALS HIS ULTIMATE PLAN AWAY FROM THE BOWLING GREEN
PERSISTENCE COMBINED WITH PRACTICE HAS IT'S REWARDS
(THE FOLLOWING APPEARED IN A MUCH REDUCED FORM IN THE MANLY DAILY BOWL'S COLUMN)
WHILE the stars maybe aligning in Billy Johnson’s bowl’s game, they are certainly not in his eyes, as he also works hard on a slightly different agenda.
Unquestionably the 20-year-old sealed the 2015 zone bowler of the year award when he took out the zone singles and then the pairs with Belrose club mate, Adam Moody.
However, the unpretentious Johnson gave a glimpse of his ultimate aspirations, which not surprisingly extend beyond bowls.
“I was very proud, more particularly after seeing the names of the four other bowlers who have achieved the double in the same year.
“After playing in the State singles and pairs titles, I quickly realised that it takes ability, commitment and determination.
“In all honesty I don’t think I’m at that level yet, but I’m confident that if I learn from my wins (and losses), I have a realistic chance of taking home a State title”.
From when he picked up his first bowl, Bill possessed maturity far beyond his years, as he established a rapport with bowlers many decades his senior.
Although he displayed huge ability in both league and union, his passion for bowls developed at Seaforth some eight or so years ago.
This culminated with an unprecedented zone junior record, including an Australian cap.
Professional rugby league is etched into the family and may well influence Bill’s future, possibly as counsel for the defence in the off field sporting dramas
“I have just finished my second year studying a double degree in arts/media and law, and have three years to go.
“Once I’m finished there’s the possibility of pursuing a career as a lawyer,” said Bill.