Young Ilminster BC bowler, Oli Collins, aged 13, has been selected for the Under-18 Bowls England Academy Squad for next season. 

A club spokesperson said: “Oli has been progressing well at club level and has represented our Ilminster A team this season. 

“He has also had a great season at Somerset Under-25 level.”

At the Academy, Oli will participate in theoretical and practical sessions, all of which are designed to support him on his pathway towards future international recognition.