Place of Birth
Poole, Dorset, UK
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Went To University
Webber International University
Joined Pro Tour
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Verity Crawley, and I am a professional Ten-Pin Bowler.
I was born and raised in Bournemouth on the South Coast of England, UK.
At the age of 5, I began bowling, and I was immediately hooked. Having joined the local Youth Bowling Club, my fascination grew and I progressed to playing a league every single Saturday morning.
I wasn’t the only member of my family who bowled though! My brother was also a bowler in the same Youth Bowling Club, and I quickly gained a strong drive to be as good as him – not only did this lead to my enrollment in tournaments, but it meant my game flourished.
At the age of 12, I first competed for Junior Team England at the United World Games in Vienna, and I won a silver medal. From here, I knew bowling would be part of my future.
In 2012, I competed at the European Youth Championships in Denmark, shot a perfect game, won the singles event and won medals in all events and team. From here everything changed; doors were opened, and I began to path the way to my future.
As I finished Sixth Form (College), I moved to the USA to pursue my education and bowl at collegiate level for Webber International University in Central Florida. Whilst studying at Webber, I won three national championship titles and an abundance of individual titles.
One year after graduating, I took the plunge; I joined the Professional Women’s Bowling Association and became the first British female to become a professional bowler.
In my first year on tour, I made two TV finals (finishing second in both), and was named Runner Up for Rookie of the Year. The following year, I also made another two TV shows. In 2019, I made one show.
Now in my fourth year as a professional bowler, I have won my first professional title at the 2021 Greater Nashville Open!