2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Claire Anderson

Earliest bowls memory: I was taken from the beginners section at Blantyre IBC into the juniors for the first time at 11 years old after losing 33-3 in a game of triples!

Best bowls achievement: Either winning the Scottish Indoor National Singles or the World Indoor Mixed Pairs silver medal with Michael Stepney.

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Julie Forrest

Second – Katherine Rednall

Third – Margaret Letham

Skip – Caroline Brown

Occupation: Transport Planner.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Kind. Ambitious. Determined.

Favourite meal: Macaroni Cheese.

Biggest fear: Mice / Rats.

Apple or Android: Android.

Pineapple on pizza: Absolutely not.

Favourite movie/TV show: Sons of Anarchy.

Three items you couldn’t live without and why: My phone because I’m too nosey to not be connected with the rest of the world lol. Chocolate as I have a mega sweet tooth! My family, they drive me nuts, but I love them all!

Dream job: Vet.

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Not really sure why but I was a big fan of Fernando Torres when I was younger.

Cats or dogs: Cats.

Which player is most likely to be invited to Wendy Purdie’s house for dinner: Caroline Brown.

Funniest teammate and why: Emma McIntyre, she’s one of those people whose funny without knowing she’s funny.

Favourite song: Carrie Underwood – Champion.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: Dirty clothes lying on the floor. Stewart is infamous for leaving socks on the floor and it’s always annoyed me.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Probably me!

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: My son, Ryan.

Dream holiday destination and why: Disney World Florida, been before and love it!

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: To win a medal.

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