#BPL10: Teys shines to collect tournament MVP

by Lachlan Williams

Several players enjoyed a successful week at Brisbane’s Club Pine Rivers for #BPL10, but none more so than Tweed Head Osprey Aaron Teys.

Teys was instrumental in skipping his team to winning the franchise the title in its Bowls Premier League debut, dominating across all four days of competition. His solid week was recognised following the final, announced as BPL10 Most Valuable Player as voted on by coaches after every round played during the week.

From 14 possible matches, Teys polled in 11, recording 30 votes (2.14 votes per game) from a possible 42 to take home the MVP.

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Without his home club in Warilla Gorillas at BPL10, Teys was given the go ahead to play for the Ospreys this week.

“A big thanks to the guys at Warilla for allowing Aaron the chance to come and play with us this week,” Tweed Heads Coach Wayne Turley said.

“He really was great to watch all week.”

Teys said he struggled settling in to the team early on, putting pressure on himself to perform.

“To be honest I did find it (settling in) hard at the start, not because they were unencouraging, it was just every time I was on Facebook, Tweed were winning something. I felt just a little out of place at the start,” he said.

“My first two games were horrendous too. The guys pulled me aside, told me to enjoy myself and luckily I came good after that.”

Teys said he enjoyed playing alongside teammates Chloe Stewart and Kurt Brown.

“They are two of the most easy going, laidback people. They were really supportive and great to play with,” he said.

Teys joins esteemed company with his MVP win, with the likes of Alex Marshall and Aron Sherriff among those to have won it.

“I’m really chuffed. I’ve witnessed the BPL on telly growing up and in person, a lot of my idols have won MVP. It’s not something you think you’ll ever get,” he said.

“Big thanks to Warilla for letting me play for another club and have the opportunity to play in such a great week again too.”

BPL10 MVP top three:

  1. Aaron Teys (Tweed Heads Ospreys) – 30 votes
  2. Lee Schraner (Perth Suns) – 27 votes
  3. Gary Kelly (Melbourne Pulse) – 23 votes