Gary Pearson – Burleigh Heads
Gary is very happy to have the opportunity to play in the North versus South test.
He started playing bowls 18 years ago, after an old friend at the bowling club in Bondi asked him if he wanted to try it. “After that, I was hooked,” Gary said.
“Now I only play on a Saturday but I few times a year I have a crack at some of the bigger events,” he said.
Gary has many happy memories playing bowls. “I have a lot of favourites but most recently I enjoyed winning the State fours and being an Australian Open finalist in the pairs. I was also selected for the 40-59 State team.”
Gary says there are too many legends in bowls to mention just one of his heroes, but that his mentor is his mum.
When asked what advice he would give to new bowlers, he said to just enjoy the game.
“If you can’t enjoy it, don’t play it!”
He’d like to see the game continue to grow and get bigger.