Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2011 – Player
2011 Netball NSW Hall of Fame Player inductee Sharon Finnan OAM began her NSW representative career in 1987 as a member of the NSW 21/U team. From here she moved up into the NSW Open team where she enjoyed 10 years of success as a wing defence and goal defence. In her final year with NSW, she was bestowed the highest honour by being awarded the captaincy of the team.
Sharon represented Australia on 20 occasions with her first coming in 1990 where she captured a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Her career highlights also include two World Championship victories in 1991 and 1999.
On the national front, Finnan made her debut in the Mobil League for Sydney Electricity. She also played 68 games in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy for the Sydney Sandpipers and Queensland Firebirds before she retired in 2000.
In 2007, Sharon made a return to the international arena as the Assistant Coach of Trinidad and Tobago at the World Netball Championships where the team finished 11th.
Prior to taking on the role of Technical Director with Trinidad and Tobago Netball, Finnan worked as National Netball Development Manager for the National Aboriginal Sports CorporationAustralia.
Finnan was awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia (OAM) for services to sport in 1992 and in 1995 she was inducted into the Randwick City Council Hall of Fame.