Player Profile - Alloa East End BC Ladies Fours

Names:

Lead - Aimmee Thomson

Second - Gillian Kirk

Third - Rebekah Weir

Skip - Eilidh Weir

 

Ages:

Aimmee – 17

Gillian – 50

Rebekah – 20

Eilidh – 17

 

When you started bowling and why:

Aimmee – 2013, aged 10 because my mum played bowls

Gillian – 1982, aged 12 because my mum and papa played

Rebekah & Eilidh - 2009, aged 6 and 9 through family friends

 

Bowls Used (Manufacturer, Model & Size):

Aimmee – Taylor Blaze, Size 1

Gillian – Aero Groove-S, Size 2

Rebekah – Aero Groove, Size 2

Eilidh – Aero Quantum, Size 2

 

Nicknames:

Aimmee – Pirate Pete

Gillian - Gillymum

 

Favourite meal after a day on the green:

Aimmee - Crisps

Gillian, Rebekah & Eilidh - Chinese

 

Favourite film/TV series:

Aimmee – Fast and Furious

Gillian – Grease

Rebekah – Mamma Mia

Eilidh – Clueless

 

Dream holiday destination:

Aimmee – Bora Bora

Gillian – Hawaii

Rebekah – South Africa

Eilidh – Jamaica

 

Biggest Fear:

Aimmee – Fearless

Gillian – Spiders

Rebekah – Birds

Eilidh – The Ocean

 

Karaoke Song:

Aimmee – Don’t Stop Believin’

Gillian – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Rebekah – Anything ABBA

Eilidh – Dancing Queen

 

Toughest opponent at Northfield:

Glenmavis BC – Marlyn Whitfield, Deila Flannigan, Angela Uttley & Lorraine Craig

 

Funniest Moment (on or off the green):

Eilidh having a face off with a seagull before playing her last bowl on an extra end to win the final

 

How does it feel to win a National Championship:

It was a very proud moment for all four of us considering we were definitely considered the underdogs in the competition and it was also our first year playing together as a team

 

Advice to upcoming bowlers:

Never give up and enjoy every game. You’re never too young or too old win your first gold medal. Believe in yourself as after all, sometimes the underdogs come out on top

 

Future aspirations in Bowls:

Go on to win the British Isles at Leamington Spa in 2021 and return to Northfield national finals

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