Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2004
Netball NSW Hall of Fame Legend 2015
One of Australia’s greatest netball players ever, Anne Sargeant represented Australia for eleven years from 1978–1988 and captained the Australian Team for six years from 1983–1988. During her time with the Australian Netball team Anne played in three World Championships where Australia was equal first with Trinidad and Tobago in 1979 and achieved first place in 1983.
Anne retired in 1988 leaving behind a record which will almost certainly never be matched. This included the tour of Wales in 1985 when she captained an undefeated Australian side and posted a career personal best of three consecutive 100% shooting games.
Anne Sargeant was also a member of the NSW Netball from 1978–1988 and captain of the team from 1982 until 1988, in these last eight years leading her team to an impressive four Australian titles.
In 1987 Anne was inducted into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame and in 1988 she was admitted to the NSW Hall of Champions. Anne’s outstanding contribution and achievement in netball was further recognised with the award of an Order of Australia in 1988 and in 2003 the award of “Sydney’s Greatest Netballer Ever”.
Following her retirement from National and International playing Anne has continued to contribute to Netball firstly through coaching at the National level and subsequently as an outstanding netball commentator at Commonwealth Bank Trophy, National and International matches.
After being inducted into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame (1987) and NSW Hall of Champions (1988), Anne has since become the first netball player to be elevated to Legend status in both sporting Hall of Fames in recent times.
This was followed by her elevation to Legend status in the Netball NSW Hall of Fame at the 2015 Netball NSW State Dinner, the first Hall of Fame inductee to be honoured in this way.