Player Profile - Strathmiglo BC Ladies Junior Singles

Name:

Lesley Doig

 

Age:

28

 

When you started bowling and why: 

I started bowling when I was 9 years old because my dad and sister already played

 

Bowls Used (Manufacturer, Model & Size):

Taylor International size 1

 

Nickname:

I don't have one, but I occasionally get called Doiger or LJ

 

Favourite meal after a day on the green:

Chinese takeaway

 

Favourite film/TV series:

I'm a big Harry Potter fan

 

Dream holiday destination:

I would love to go to Disneyland Florida with my family

 

Biggest Fear:

Losing a family member

 

Karaoke Song:

Don’t do karaoke but if I had to, I would maybe sing something by ABBA

 

Toughest opponent at Northfield:

Stacey McDougall. It was tough playing against Stacey because not only is she such a great player but also a good friend

 

Funniest Moment (on or off the green): 

I was playing a tie on my own green and I thought it would be a good idea to step onto the green from the banking rather than using the steps but I got my foot caught in the strap of my bowling bag and took a massive tumble onto the green

 

How does it feel to win a National Championship: 

It really is a great feeling winning a National Championship but each time I have won one it has felt great for a different reason. When I first won the Junior Singles in 2008, I was 16 years old and it was the first time I had ever qualified to Ayr so obviously I didn't have high expectations but to go on and win it was such a huge surprise. I won the Junior Singles again in 2011 and this was also a special one because it was nice to be able to say that I had won it twice. In 2015 I managed to win the Junior Singles again for a third time which I think was the most memorable because I was almost 8 and a half months pregnant at the time, so it was definitely my most physically challenging championship

 

Advice to upcoming bowlers:

Don't put too much pressure on yourself. I used to be so tough on myself if I didn't play well enough but now, I have a far more relaxed attitude and definitely enjoy the game more

 

Future aspirations in Bowls:

I would love to represent Scotland at another Commonwealth Games because it really was one of the best experiences I have ever had

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