Caroline Brown

Sport: Lawn Bowls

Caroline Brown

Caroline started bowling at the age of nine after her parents took her along to the local Wrangholm Hall Bowling Club in New Stevenston. She is currently a member of the outdoor Motherwell Bowling Club and Blantyre Miners Welfare Indoor Bowling Club, which provide her with the platform to build on her international successes. 

She spent the majority of her junior career playing at the Bellshill and Mossend Bowling Club. During this period she secured numerous ladies titles and went on to win the Scottish outdoor singles title in 2010, the British Isles outdoor singles title in 2011 and took silver at the World Champion of Champions in 2011. 

To date she has represented Scotland at three Commonwealth Games events including at the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018, where she won a silver medal alongside Kay Moran and Stacey McDougall in the women's triples. 

This was Scotland's first ever Commonwealth Games medal in the event and the first medal in women's lawn bowls since Melbourne 2006. 

Caroline also competed in the singles, going undefeated in the group stages before bowing out in the quarter-finals. "To win a Commonwealth Games medal really was a dream come true," 
said Caroline.

"It goes to show with lots of hard work, determination, perseverance and continued support from my family, friends and other support networks, great things can be achieved." 

At the 2012 World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, her teams took gold in the fours and bronze 
in the triples.

Caroline is also a past singles winner at the World Indoor Championships and, in Sydney in 2014, became the first Scottish player to win the World Cup singles. 

She won the Scottish indoor singles and British Isles indoor singles in 2017 and 2018 and added the Scottish indoor triples to her list  of achievements in 2018.   

Caroline adds: "I am very proud and it is a privilege to compete for Scotland at the highest level in my sport all over the world. To win a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games was unbelievable. It was something I always hoped I would achieve and have worked towards for many years." 

"Lawn bowls is definitely a sport for all, a sport which can improve your physical and mental wellbeing and provides a community that welcomes all. I have the honour of continuing to compete at the highest level for Scotland and hope to do so for many years to come."