2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Rosemary Lenton

Earliest bowls memory: 2004, my first visit to a bowling session.

Best bowls achievement: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Iain McLean

Second - Willie Wood MBE

Third – Alex Marshall MBE

Skip – David Bryant CBE

Occupation: Retired Auditor.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, Committed, Passionate.

Favourite meal: Liver & Onions.

Biggest fear: Snakes.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Pineapple on pizza: No.

Favourite movie/TV show: Cool Runnings.

Three items you couldn’t live without: Wheelchair, Family, Phone.

Dream job: Currently living it.

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Anita Lonsbrough, she won Gold at the Olympics in 1960 swimming. As a 10-year-old swimmer myself she was a great inspiration especially as we came from the same town.

Cats or dogs: Dogs.

Which player is most likely to be invited to Frazer, Wendy or Bob’s house for dinner: Alex Marshall MBE.

Funniest teammate and why: Garry Brown, there’s never a dull moment when he’s around.

Favourite song: The Beautiful South – Perfect 10.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: When you’re in a wheelchair, people talking to your partner as if you are deaf, dumb and not there. Because you’re disabled some people appear to think your brain doesn’t function.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Sarah Jane Ewing.

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: Becoming a grandparent.

Dream holiday destination and why: Saint John’s US Virgin Islands, perfect mix of everything a holiday should have with a great laid-back attitude.

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: A podium position, ideally GOLD!

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