2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Melanie Inness

Earliest bowls memory: Watching my parents bowl in Elie during our summer holidays. My brother and I preferred tennis at the time.

Best bowls achievement: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Melanie Inness

Second – George Miller

Third – Sarah Jane Ewing

Skip – Robert Barr

Occupation: NHS Accountant until 2010.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, Approachable, Quiet.

Favourite meal: Anything with friends.

Biggest fear: Anything that buzzes.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Pineapple on pizza: No.

Favourite movie/TV show: Working Girl.

Three items you couldn’t live without and why: Hot water bottle to help battle the Scottish weather. iPad Pro to keep in touch with family and friends. Insulin, a matter of life or death!

Dream job: Dog breeder but I’d keep them all! 

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Laura Muir as she combines ability with guts.

Cats or dogs: Dogs.

Which player is most likely to be invited to Bob’s house for dinner: Danny Porter, he loves his food!

Funniest teammate and why: Pauline Wilson as she has a wicked sense of humour.

Favourite song: Spandau Ballet – Gold.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: People without blue badges parking in disabled spaces.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Sarah Jane Ewing as she has so many things to juggle.

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: My B.A. degree in Accounting & Finance.

Dream holiday destination and why: New Zealand as it’s a much warmer version of Scotland.

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: Gold, of course!

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