2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Iain McLean

Earliest bowls memory: Playing the Fair tournaments around my local clubs with my dad.

Best bowls achievement: 2014 World Bowls Champion of Champions Singles winner.

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Aron Sherriff

Second – Willie Wood MBE

Third – Paul Foster MBE

Skip – Alex Marshall MBE

Occupation: Account executive for motor auction company.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, motivated, hungry!

Favourite meal: A good carbonara.

Biggest fear: Death.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Pineapple on pizza: Yes.

Favourite movie/TV show: Master & Commander. Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, great film.

Three items you couldn’t live without and why: TV/Netflix, Spotify, good comfy bed. Can’t beat switching off at night and all 3 help me tune out and relax.

Dream job: Own a restaurant or bar/club.

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Stephen Hendry. His mind set and domination during the 90’s was awesome to watch.

Cats or dogs: Dogs.

Which player is most likely to be invited to Frazer, Wendy or Bob’s house for dinner: Garry Brown, he would get a sandwich at anyone’s door.

Funniest teammate and why: Garry Brown. Always the life and soul and never quiet, keeps everyone entertained.

Favourite song: Faithless - Insomnia.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: Usually quite easy going, no one thing tends to rile me too much.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: No one surely, far too clued up a team for that to happen!

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: Playing water-polo for Scotland.

Dream holiday destination and why: Bora Bora. It looks idyllic, total relaxation holiday.

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: Medalling is the obvious answer but to play to my potential and give myself the best chance to medal. Fine margins between success and failure, just need to get the small things right and give the team and myself the best chance. 

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