Outstanding performances over the past twelve months have seen Hong Kong teenager Gloria Ha selected to represent her country at the world championships in New Zealand later this year.

The 14-year-old student, who first stepped out on to sport’s most-level playing field when she was eight, has been a member of the Hong Kong Youth Development Team since 2011.

It is believed that when the richly-skilled left-hander sends down her first delivery at the world championships in Christchurch this coming November, she will be the youngest bowler to ever play in the sport’s highest competition.

At the National Bocce Elite Lawn Bowls Championship in China, at Quzhou last October, she played lead in Hong Kong’s gold medal winning mixed fours team skipped by well-known international Kenny Chan, along with James Tang and Helen Cheung, while earlier this year Gloria and Amy Choi captured the women’s pairs gold medal in the Dutch Open at Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Photo: Hong Kong teenager Gloria Ha receives her senior international playing shirt from HKLBA president Vincent Cheung.