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Gill Platt

Lawn Bowls

Date of Birth

23 April 1948



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

Gill Platt made her her Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham and roared all the way to the semi-finals.

The 73-year-old from Surrey is already a legend of the game heading into the event after a remarkable rise from grassroots to playing with the elite since making her first Disability Bowls England International squad in 2019.

And in Birmingham, she reached the bronze medal match alongside partner Michelle White. The pair missing out on a medal to South Africa.

She has always been devoted to the sport and was rewarded for years of commitment by being gifted a lifetime membership at Surrey while also rising to the top of the Disability Bowls England community.

Her father played a crucial role in her love for the sport, building a set of woods for Platt and her sister to play with.

And bowls clearly runs in the family, with her grandmother winning the Middlesex singles back in 1936.

Platt is a regular county player and has represented Surrey in the Johns Trophy and Walker Cup.

Lawn Bowls
It was a hugely successful campaign at Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park and some thrilling games saw Team England leave the plush lawn with six medals including two gold, two silver and two bronze.

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