Angela Boyd


High Performance

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At what age did you start playing Bowls? 13

Why did you take an interest in Bowls? My Dad played indoor for years and was a top rep. I started playing indoor bowls at the age of 8. My mum played indoor and also outdoor Bowls. I started going to the bowling club to watch Mum. Shortly after this I took an interest and started playing.

Most memorable match? My most memorable match would be when Mandy and I won the National pairs in 2015.

Greatest influence in the game? When I first started playing outdoor Bowls I realised I needed a coach as I wanted to start playing competition straight away. John Hanlen started working with me on delivery and game tactics. From here I entered competitions and started having success. John and I continued working together. He was a great support system and would be at training sessions every week and tournaments most weekends. John's encouragement, advice and support gave me the drive to train hard and give me the best chance of success.

Toughest opponent? When playing in competitions I respect all opponents and see each game as a challenge. I find the toughest games are when playing against people with the same goals and aspirations as I have. This is because  they also work hard to achieve goals they have set. These are always good games and you need to be playing at your best to have success.

Aspiration in Bowls? My ultimate goal is to win gold at World Bowls and Commonwealth Games.

Advice for new players? Lawn bowls as a great sport where you meet friends for life. Setting goals and achieving these step by step is important. Playing in different competitions gives you experience and a love for the game.

PLAYING ACHIEVEMENTS:

National:

  • 2 National Pairs Titles
  • 2 National Fours Titles

International:

  • Hong Kong Classic (Bronze)
  • Asia Pacific (2 Bronze)
  • Trans Tasman
  • Six Nations Fours Title 
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Date of Birth: 10 October 1986

Current Club: Burnside Bowling Club, Christchurch

Cap #: 55

Capped Event: Asia Pacific 2015

Bowls Used: Redline SR

World Bowls Disciplines: Pairs and Fours