Rebecca Van Asch
Rebecca Van Asch (lawn bowls) enjoyed dual gold-medal success in the women’s triples and women’s fours on the Gold Coast in 2018 but was unable to repeat the feat at her second Games in Birmingham in 2022. Rebecca made her debut for Australia in 2011. Multiple Australian and international titles followed, including World Bowls Championship gold in the pairs with Kelsey Cottrell in 2012 and in both triples and fours in 2016. Most recently, she claimed triples gold at the 2021 Australian Championships. Van Asch was appointed Bowls Australia High Performance Manager in June 2021 following a seven-year tenure as chief executive of Bowls Tasmania. The mother of one plays out of the Invermay Bowls Club in Launceston.
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Gold Coast, 2018
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Invermay Bowls & Community Club, Launceston, Tasmania
Why did you begin your sport?
My nan, Gwen, started taking me to the club and I loved it.
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
I like to listen to music in the lead up. Then just before the game I like to polish my bowls and get ready.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
My first World Title in the pairs with Kelsey Cottrell.
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
All of the braves service men and women that help keep us safe.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My family. Their love and support help me be the best version of myself.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
I have recently taken up photography. (I'm not very good yet!)
What is your sporting ambition?
To win a Commonwealth Games Gold medal.