2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Carla Banks

Earliest bowls memoryWatching my family play and then playing with my grandma. 

Best bowls achievement: World Cup Singles Warilla 2019 or Youth Commonwealth Games Samoa 2015. Being selected for World Championships 2023!

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Siti Zalina Ahmad

Second – Joe Edwards 

Third – Karen Murphy

Skip - Margaret Letham                                           

Occupation: Accounts Assistant.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Competitive, Caring, Creative.

Favourite meal: Steak pie.

Biggest fear: Being alone.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Pineapple on pizza: No.

Favourite TV showStill Game.

Dream job: Looking after cats & dogs.

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Ronaldinho. Brilliant talent, great to watch his tricks.

Cats or dogs: Both!

Which player is most likely to be invited to the coaches house for dinner: Everyone who medals, so all! 

Funniest teammate and why: Iain McLean. Good vibes, witty and easy to have a laugh with.

Favourite song: Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: Unfriendly people. Always good to be pleasant to others and not dampen their spirits.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Jason Banks. 

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: Accounting and Finance Degree from University.

Dream holiday destination and why: Italy - lakes, mountains, food and plenty to do.

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: Play well and to medal.


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