Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2015 (Player)
A fierce defender and the third highest capped New South Wales representative, Alison Broadbent built a strong career as a cornerstone of the Waratah defence.
Earning her first State selection with the NSW 17/U Team in 1991, Alison went on to represent NSW in the 19/U, 21/U and Open National Netball Championships over a ten year period; finishing her career with three Championship titles in 1992, 1993 and 1999.
During this time Alison also made her elite netball debut with the Ku-ring-gai/Sydney Cenovis team in the MOBIL League, in which she contested from 1994-1996, before becoming a foundation member of the Sydney Swifts in 1997 with the introduction of the Commonwealth Bank Trophy.
Alison made 152 appearances for the Swifts during a ten-year period and finished her career with four Commonwealth Bank Trophy Championship titles in 2001, 2004, 2007 and as an integral member of the historic 2006 Swifts team which finished the season undefeated and were awarded the 2006 Australian Team of the Year.
Alison’s career also included stints in the Green & Gold, having made 35 appearances for the Australian Netball Team from 2001 to 2006. This includes winning a 2002 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in Manchester, 2006 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal in Melbourne, and Silver at the 2003 Netball World Cup in Jamaica.
Alison was inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame at the 2015 Netball NSW State Dinner.