FAMILY AFFAIR

FOR years now, the Pearman surname has been wrecking havoc on the sporting field, and by the looks of it, it will continue to for years to come.

BROTHERLY LOVE: North Nowra's Pearman boys, Jacob, Seth and Caleb, are all excelling in their chosen sporting arenas. Photo: COURTNEY WARD

BROTHERLY LOVE: North Nowra's Pearman boys, Jacob, Seth and Caleb, are all excelling in their chosen sporting arenas. Photo: COURTNEY WARD

Brothers, Jacob,  Caleb and Seth, from North Nowra, have all recently achieved excellent results in the sport of their choosing.

The eldest, Jacob (17), has been a star on the lawn bowls greens for close to six years now.

“I first started playing bowls as my grandfather plays, so I thought I might try it,” the St John The Evangelist Catholic High School student said.

“I’m now hooked, as it's a very technical game and a lot harder than most people think.”

Obviously Jacob has the desire of one day pulling on the green and gold of his country, but he knows there are steps to achieving that.

”I recently became the youngest bowler in Nowra to become a major, which is special,” he said. 

“On top of that, I’ve represented the zone in junior bowls. If I continue to improve, there’s no knowing where I could end up.”

Brother Caleb (15), who also attends St Johns, has long been one of the top rugby league prospects in the area. 

“I first played league in the school team in year six and as I really enjoyed, I made the decision to give up soccer and try rugby league,” Caleb said.

“From there, I went to Berry-Shoalhaven Heads for my first year and played with the under 13s. All the boys were really nice and they have a great coach, who taught me a lot.” 

Fast forward now and Caleb has played three years for the Magpies, which has led him being invited to train with the St George-Illawarra Dragons under 17s side.

“During my three years, I have been lucky enough to be selected in the Group 7 representative team twice,” he said.

“This year, I have been asked to trial for the under 17s Dragons side and so far, I have been to three trials. 

“I recently received a letter to for the next trial stage, which is on this weekend. I was happy to receive the letter, as I didn't think I'd ever have a chance.” 

Seth, the youngest of the three brothers at age 11, plays basketball with the Shoalhaven Tigers.

“I started playing when I was eight and as I love any sport with a ball, I thought I'd try basketball,” the Illaroo Road Public School student said.

“I’ve loved it ever since and next week I’m headed to Tamworth after being selected in the under 12 NSW country Jamboree. This is my highest achievement so far but I hope to build on it in the future.”

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