Kelly McKerihen

Kelly McKerihen

Date of birth: May 5, 1986

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Current club: Milton, LBC

Canadian National Team debut:  Atlantic Championships, July 2007

International appearances: 6

International playing achievements: 2 Bronze Medals at the 2007 Atlantic Championships (Ayr, Scotland) in triples and fours; 5th place at the World Championships 2008 in pairs; 4th place at World Junior Cup 2010

National playing achievements: World Junior Cup Qualifier Gold Medalist in 2009 and 2010; Canadian Championships 2010 4th place in singles; Canadian Junior Gold Medalist in 2005.

Type of bowl used: Taylor Aces and SR’s



Favourite tournament and why: I enjoy all competitive tournaments, but I really enjoy competing internationally because I get the chance to play, compete against and meet some of the best players in the world.

How did you start playing bowls: Bowls has always been a part of my life. I started playing bowls because my grandparents and dad played bowls.

When did you start playing bowls: I started competing competitively when I was 15, but have been around the game all my life.

Who is your greatest influence in bowls: My Dad.

Best player you have competed against and why:  I have had the opportunity to play against many of the best bowlers in the world, so it is very difficult to name just one player. I always enjoy playing against the top countries such as Australia and New Zealand, because they play at such a high level.

Aspirations beyond bowls:  I am currently an occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board, where I teach French Immersion. In the next few years I hope to attain a permanent contract job.

Who is the greatest influence in your life: My family and friends.


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