Coppen Defends English Title

By Tom Brown YOUNG bowls champ, Matt Coppen will be looking to defend his under-25 singles English Championship title tomorrow (Saturday) when he takes on the England s finest in Worthing. The 16-year-old won the competition last year and since then ha

By Tom Brown

YOUNG bowls champ, Matt Coppen will be looking to defend his under-25 singles English Championship title tomorrow (Saturday) when he takes on the England's finest in Worthing.

The 16-year-old won the competition last year and since then has added the county under-25s and under-30s singles titles and the prestigious British Junior Singles Under-25 title last month.

Coppen told The Crow: "Hopefully I can win the English title again and then as a result defend my British title. That's my aim.