2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Sarah Jane Ewing

Earliest bowls memory: Junior coaching with Mima Robertson and Elsie Wilton, these ladies spent so much time on the green with me, built my confidence and encouraged me to play in different events.

Best bowls achievement: Being selected to represent Scotland and winning Scottish and British titles at Junior level.

Directing: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs as Director to Robert Barr.

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Iain McLean    

Second – Stacey McDougall

Third – Caroline Brown

Skip – Alex Marshall MBE

Occupation: Senior Radiochemist.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest, Determined, Dedicated.

Favourite meal: Anything containing chicken.

Biggest fear: Heights.

Apple or Android: Apple

Pineapple on pizza: No.

Favourite TV show: Anything crime related.

Three items you couldn’t live without: Phone, Hair Straighteners and my Doc Martens.

Dream job: Museum Curator.

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Chris Hoy, a hardworking and talented Scot who showed consistency in performance at the highest level.

Cats or dogs: Dogs all the way!

Which player is most likely to be invited to Bob Christie’s house for dinner: Probably Danny Porter, he’s a foodie!  

Funniest teammate and why: Garry Brown – there is always a story to remember from each event and he’s always involved somehow!

Favourite song: Any musical number really. The Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera is my favourite. Happy memories of my uncle with that show.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: Poor communication – it cripples effective teamwork.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Garry Brown.

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: Achieving my doctorate.  

Dream holiday destination and why: Norway, to catch the Northern Lights.

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: Podium finish, preferably replicate our Commonwealth Games success.


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