DIFFORD Carol < Back  
Sport Lawn Bowls
CGA Wales   
Gender Female
Born 10 Dec 1951
Height1.55 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Frank and two children, Gavin and Sally
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started bowling in 1986.
Why this sport? "It was a chance encounter with a customer of mine during the time I was working as stewardess of the local British Legion Club. She mentioned she was going to join the village bowls club and I decided to go along with her and join myself."
Club / Team Gilfach Bowling Club: Wales
Training Regime "I play bowls several times a week and we are currently practising the format that will be played in the Commonwealth Games."
General Interest
Most influential person in career "In 2003 I moved clubs to play at Gilfach Bargoed Bowls Club where one of the best known and most successful women players, Rita Jones, was playing. I was very fortunate to play alongside Rita and learned a lot more about the game from her. Anne Greenaway, an established international player, and I teamed up to play county and Welsh competitions together. Playing with and against people like this inspired me to be a better player at a higher level, as did my husband, Frank, who has been my biggest fan and supporter." (South Wales Echo, 27 Apr 2010)
Ambitions "I would say my immediate ambitions will be for us [Wales] to do as well as we can in Delhi and, hopefully, bring some medals back." (South Wales Echo, 27 Apr 2010)