Profile - Mark Casey
|Country competing for
|Date of birth
||Jan 30, 1982|
|Place of birth
||Melbourne, Victoria, AUS|
|Further Information |
||Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS|
|Sport Specific Information |
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||Age 12, Australia.|
|Why this sport?
|Club / Team
||'Helensvale': Queensland, AUS|
||Altona BC and South Tweed BC|
|Name of coach
|General Interest |
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning Gold at the Commonwealth Games|
|Most influential person in career
||His parents. |
|Hero / Idol
||His father and Bob Middleton|
|Best player you competed against and why?
||Alex Marshall because he can play well in all conditions and is the best in the world. Steve Glasson because he rarely plays a bad game, meaning you have to play at your best to beat him.|
|Aspirations beyond bowls
||To live a successful and happy life after bowls|
|Awards and honours
||To win a World Open Indoor Title|
First State Squad and Representation:
First National Squad and Representation:
2003 EBA Centenary Test
First Tournament Win:
1995 Victorian Master Fours
First BIG Tournament Win:
1995 Victorian Master Fours
- Commonwealth Games triples gold medallist 2006
- World Cup men's indoor singles champion 2005
- Represented Australia in several Test matches in 2004/2005
- Australian SuperLeague four gold medallist 2004
- Queensland State fours champion 2003
- Queensland state singles champion 2002 and 2004
- World Indoor Under 25 singles champion 2002
- Australian Champion of Champions fours winner 2001
Celebrating winning through to finals
Aussie men dominate Tr-Nations series
Mark Casey in action
Mark Casey shot to prominence after winning the Under-25 World Indoor singles title in 2002.
He first played for Australia in 2003 and became a regular member of the national team in 2004 when he played in Test matches against New Zealand, Wales and Ireland.
At the 2005 Trans Tasman Test Series, Casey skipped the Australian triples combination and helped Australia register a resounding 3-0 win over New Zealand. He combined with Kelvin Kerkow to claim a pairs silver medal at the 2005 Asia Pacific Bowls Championship.
At the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games 24 year-old Casey skipped the Australian triples team to a gold medal victory.
In 2005 Casey won his second state singles championship along with the Helensvale Bowls Club singles crown-one of the toughest club titles contested in Australia.
He is a regular member of the Queensland state team and played a key role in the fours combination that collected gold at the 2004 Australian SuperLeague event in Moama.
In April 2005 Casey won the men's singles title at the inaugural World Cup in Hong Kong. He was also runner up at the 2005 Australian indoor Championship.