Anwen Butten /

Anwen Butten

Date of Birth

29 August 1972


Lawn Bowls




A Ward Sister by day at the West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen, Anwen manages to juggle work with a young family and a successful bowls career.

She has already tasted Commonwealth Games success - she took a bronze in the pairs in Manchester 2002 and again in Delhi 2010 with new partner Hannah Smith who is also from Carmarthen.

Her glittering career also includes winning gold in the fours at the 2009 Atlantic Championships. A year later, she bagged the bronze, again in the triples, at the 2008 World Bowls Championships.

It all started when Anwen was just 13 - she followed her parents into the game and has never looked back. She's now continuing the family tradition by encouraging her children, Alis and Hari, to play.