Sally Carbon


Sally Carbon

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Sally represented the senior WA Hockey side from the age of 17. Out of the 14 senior nationals she participated in, WA won 11 times. Sally was a member of the Australian Institute of Sport for 9 years and the Western Australian Institute of Sport for 11 years, representing Australia in 125 Internationals, scoring 56 goals. During this time she went to two Olympic Games (gold and fifth) and two World Cups (gold and silver) as well as many other international and national tournaments. After the gold medal win in 1988, all of the team was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) medal for Services to Sport. Sally also represented WA in athletics. Sally wrote for the Sunday Times for over 10 years, with her own column titled "Carbon Copy". She now freelances as a writer for many newspapers and niche mediums. Since 2004 Sally has written the "I Want to Be..." series of children books including I want to be an Olympian, I want to be a Footballer and I want to be a Cricketer, co-written with Justin Langer. The new version of I want to be an Olympian, released April, 2010, is based on a swimmer rather than a track and field athlete as seen in the first Olympian book. She is currently working feverishly on the fifth children's book: I want to be a footballer, FFA edition, due out in September, 2010. She has contributed to an adult's anthology titled Best on Ground, due out through Penguin Books, in August. She is nearing completion of a 100 000 word adult's novel of a 24 year old footballer and his life off the field. This books working title is One Season.

Along with the books, Sally presents to groups ranging from school children to corporates and also hosts and facilitates many events, ranging from the Sports Star of the Year Award, RAC Stars gala nights to local government planning days to Smarter than Smoking workshops. Sally, now living in Perth, can also be heard on 720 ABC Local Radio every Monday afternoon at 5.00pm with Russell Woolf.

Sally has a Bach of Arts in Education, a certificate in Strategic Marketing and has recently gained the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma. Whilst living in Melbourne, Sally was an executive Director of Marketing and Communications for Docklands Authority, and advised the Minister for Major Projects in Victoria.

She has been a member of numerous boards around WA and Australia for 20 years and is currently an Australian Sports Commissioner; the Board of Australian Sport, appointed by the Federal Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis. She is also a Director of Australian Sports Foundation.

Sally is married to Michael Broadbridge, an AFL Assistant Coach (Collingwood, Fremantle and West Coast) and together they have three children.


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