Short Ends with Kelsey Cottrell
Presented by BCiB Insurance Brokers, Kelsey Cottrell answers the tough questions.
How old were you and why did you first take up bowls:
I was about 12 years old. Mum had started bowling a couple of years before i did so I used to have to go and watch her every Saturday afternoon once tennis had finished. Eventually, I decided to have a go!
First tournament victory:
Junior State Singles (maybe 2003 or 2004)
Toughest Singles opponent:
Jo Edwards. Because she is the benchmark in women’s bowls.
Who has had the most influence on your career:
All my past and present Australian coaches and assistant coaches have helped me improve my game.
Favourite bowler while growing up:
I looked up to Karen Murphy. Would always watch games on ABC.
Funniest Jackaroo teammate:
Lynsey Clarke. Never ceases to make everyone laugh.
Things left on your bucket list:
Growing the family has just been ticked off the list, therefore finish renovating our house, more travelling and become the Marketing Manager for Tennis Australia!
First album you bought:
Not sure but would have been either Spice Girls or Hanson in the late ’90s.
Favourite holiday destination:
Favourite place I’ve been is Egypt but a scary place to holiday regularly! Therefore I’d have to say Hawaii.
I was always a sucker for the Notebook.
Favourite TV series:
Was Greys Anatomy but during COVID I’ve watched Rebel Wilson’s comedy show, LOL and it is hilarious!
Favourite band or musician:
I enjoy listening to music but never remember the name of the songs or singers! No favourite.
Jackaroo with the best taste in music:
Ellen Ryan always plays a wide variety of music on the bus!
Favourite meal after a day on the green:
Steak & vegetables or stirfry.
What meal is your speciality to cook:
Anything that takes less than 30 minutes.
Chocolate in the fridge. Yes or no:
Milo. Hot or cold:
Don’t drink Milo or even milk!
Pineapple on pizza. Yes or no:
Parma or Parmi:
Coriander. Yes or no:
Cats or Dogs.
Who inspires you:
It’s changed over the years, now my daughter inspires me! She’s a clever little cookie and having a child makes problems or worries seem insignificant.
Proudest non-bowls accomplishment:
Becoming a mother.
Most embarrassing childhood memory:
Stuffing up steps in the school musical in the front row.
If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose:
Who would you like to swap places with for a day:
The manager of Serena Williams.
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