MOVING to Dubbo in order to boost the chances of representing your country may sound like a strange idea but it is exactly what Rosita Kamis has done.
Dubbo City's newest bowls star Kamis moved to Dubbo earlier this year, not only to be with her husband Tony Scott, who took up the position of bowls manager at the club, but also to prove herself capable of representing Brunei again.
Kamis has achieved a remarkable amount in her career and comes from one of Brunei's most famous sporting families, but in Dubbo she remains fairly low-profile.
Kamis remains the only bowler from her country to win a medal in lawn bowls after collecting bronze at the Asia Pacific Indoor titles up against the likes of Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
"If she performs out here she should still be considered to represent her country," Scott said.
"Because Brunei sport is not of the highest standard in relation to playing sport and also in administration, they don't have many outside the country.
"There's someone in equestrian in Europe and a darts player in England but the whole idea is to base herself out here, perform here and get results so she can still be considered."
The move to Dubbo has provided plenty of change not only in lifestyle but also in bowls.
In all of Brunei, a country of more than 400,000 people, there are only roughly 40 lawn bowlers
The greens themselves are vastly different, with those in Brunei made of synthetic and are all indoor venues.
"I'm proud," Kamis said of all her achievements.
"There's a lot of difference but it's better here. I met with champion bowlers here and in Brunei there's only a few."
Not only has Kamis met all the best players from around the region, she has already become one.
The City women's pennants team finished as runners-up in all of NSW last year but Kamis has already forced herself into the side.
Next weekend she and her side take on Forbes and a win will see the City team again advance to the state finals.
It comes as no surprise to see Kamis perform so well since her move to Dubbo.
Arguably her home country's greatest ever bowler, Kamis comes from a proud sporting family with her brother Rosaidi regarded as one of the country's finest ever soccer players. Her other brother, Rosmin, has also represented his country in soccer.