Chris Fenech won the Young Inspiration Award, organised by Brunswick/BBBS.
Fenech was forced to face a long wait until he could receive the award due to the COVID-19 restrictions that prevented Maltese bowlers from training at the Eden Superbowl.
Fenech was nominated for both his desire to be a role model for other young players and trail-blazing ambition to one day represent Malta in an international competition.
Sue Abela, the senior European champion and product advisor of Brunswick in Malta, presented the Young Inspiration Award to Fenech who was visibly in awe as he received a new Pro Performance Level bowling ball.
“At the Bowling Academy we want our young athletes to feel empowered to follow their passion and dreams,” said head coach Rick Vogelesang.
“Chris has made it his aspiration to not only become a professional bowler, but also to be an inspiration for others, which is a really admirable quality.
“Everyone at the Academy is incredibly proud of Chris.”