It started as a social outing just six months ago but has developed to become her strongest passion and most competitive pursuit.
Madison Hazell joined the Junee bowls team to make up numbers while a fellow player recovered from a broken wrist.
At the time, her home was the soccer field, but respiratory issues prevented her access to the highest levels of competition.
"I think I like bowls better than soccer because of the running around," said the 12-year-old.
"I have asthma, so bowls is better for me to breath.
"There's a lot of walking around and standing up. It's good for your health, but you still end up getting pretty tired by the end. The longer you play, the sorer you get."
Next week, Hazell will travel to Warilla on the state's south coast, to compete as the second youngest member of the Zone 8 representative team.
The team will be made up of two Junee locals - including Hazell - as well as two from Temora and one from Wagga.
"We didn't know each other before, so we've met through this," Hazell said.
Eldest representative and fellow Junee local, Kaitlyn Russell, has become something of an inspiration to the upcoming bowler.
"Kaitlyn has played every year at the representative level and she started out when she was about 13 too," she said.
"I'm just a little nervous, it'll be a lot harder. I'll be playing against people who I've never met, and who might have more training that I have."
Aside from the challenge of competing against those up to five years older than her, the conditions at Warilla are set to be starkly different from Hazell's usual arena.
"It's an indoor green, so it's got fake grass," she said.
"The balls are faster, so you've got to roll lighter and wider."
To hone her technique, Hazell has been regularly travelling to Coolamon and The Rock to utilise the towns' synthetic greens.
Upon her return to Junee at the end of next week, whether swagged in medals or not, Hazell will begin training for her next big event.
In August, she will travel to Dubbo to compete in the four-aside team at the interstate championships.
But it is not the high-level strategy or performance that has Hazell feeling nervous but the potential length of the game.
At that level, competitors are not permitted to take food breaks, and depending on the conditions, play can extend for hours.
"Once a game took about four hours, it was a long time. I've been thinking maybe I can stash some food on me," she said.
While Junee continues to boast a strong representation of junior players, Hazell said her next task will be to spread the pursuit of her favourite sport among her fellow Junee High School classmates.
"I'd say to anyone, just try it," she said.
"It's so much fun even if it doesn't look like it."