Ali Forsyth


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Having just missed medals at both Glasgow and Delhi Commonwealth Games, Ali is aiming for a podium at Gold Coast 2018.

Ali spearheaded the NZ Men's Fours to a World Championship Gold Medal in Christchurch in 2016 and was a member of the team winning the overall Leonard Trophy.

Ali will skip the Men's Fours team as well as Skip the Men's Triples Team. 

Originally from Nelson, Ali now lives in Melbourne. Off the golfing green, Ali enjoys golf.

At what age did you start playing bowls? Officially 15 (unofficially 5)

Why did you take an interest in Bowls? Loved the game and family played it. I really wanted to play a sport with my dad.

Most memorable match? World Championships 2016 - Fours Final.

Greatest influence in the game? My Father. I would not have played the game if it wasn't for him. He also pushed me to be the best that I could be!

Toughest opponent? Aron Sherrif 

Aspiration in Bowls? To successfully represent New Zealand and win medals at World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. 

Advice for new players? Be patient, practice smart and enjoy yourself.

PLAYING ACHIEVEMENTS:

National:

  • 9 NZ Titles (3 Singles (2002/03/13), 3 Pairs (2012/15/17), 3 Fours (2010/11/17))
  • 1 Australian Open Title (Triples)
  • Helensvale 5 A Side Winner (with Taren Point)
  • 3 NSW State Pennant Titles (with Taren Point)
  • 1 NSW Premier League Title (with Taren Point)

International:

  • 5 Asia Pacific Medals (2 Gold (2007/09, singles), 2 Silver (2009 triples/2011, fours), and 1 Bronze (2011, triples)
  • 4 World Bowls Medals (1 Gold (2016, fours), 3 Bronze (2008/12/16, singles/triples) and 2 Leonard Trophy Medals (2008/16))
  • 2 World Champion of Champion Medals, singles (1 Gold (2004) and 1 Bronze (2014)
  • 2 World Cup Medals (1 Silver and 1 Bronze)
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Date of Birth: 11 December 1979

Current Club: Nelson, NZ and Clayton, AUS

Cap Number: 95

Capped Event: 2005 Asia Pacifics 

Bowls Used: Henselite

World Bowls 2016 Disciplines:Triples and Fours