Name: Anne Sargeant OAM

DOB: 28 December 1957

Nickname: Whopper, Annie

Height: 183cm

Positions: GA/GS

Age started playing: 8

Association/s: Manly Warringah

Started playing because: Parents introduced me to several sports

Netball Teams: 

NSW: NSW Open Team 1978-1988

Australian: Australian Open Team 1978-1988

ANZ Championship: 


Other National Leagues: Coached Sydney Tigers in 1989 ESSO Super League – Winners, Prime Minister presented trophy, coached Sydney Pulsar Panthers in 1990 ESSO Super League, played for Manly Warringah in ESSO Super League 1985-1987

Australian Test Caps: 52

Playing style/strength: Accurate, graceful mover, read game well

Fondest netball memory: 1983 World Champs

Earliest netball memory: Carnivals as a Manly U10 rep

I prepare for a game by: Love a sleep, quiet time, superstitious

Tips for future netballers: Observe game at levels higher than your own, no end point to success, no end point to improvement, give it all, love the game, enjoy your team-mates

Most embarrassing moment on court:

What did your first uniform look like? Loved my Forest Club green panel tunic with fringe tassel!! And my first NSW and Australian blazers

What have you done with your past uniforms: Kept some, most in Halls of Fame

One team you always wanted to beat: NZ

What was the big hairstyle craze of your netball career? Ridiculous perms and peroxided plaits

Most memorable game? 1983 World Champ v NZ, Nationals in Sydney 1987, Manly v Randwick NSW State League Final 1988

What’s one of the biggest things that has changed in the game since you first played netball? Physicality of game

Any current involvement with netball? National Selector, consultant coach, Anne Sargeant Netball Clinics coaching clinics, Patron, media commentator

Education:   Forestville PS

High School: Killarney Heights HS

Further Study: Sydney Uni, Bachelor of Education, Honours degree

Occupation: Media/ASNC

In my spare time I enjoy: What spare time?? – Sleeping, walking dogs, coffee with friends, glass of wine with friends, decorating, reading on balcony in summer, seeing my husband occasionally!!

Things I dislike include: 

Other sports/hobbies: Pilates, walking

Favourite movie: Message in a Bottle

Favourite TV show: Law and Order, Cold Case, Masterchef

Favourite Singer/Band: Adele, Kendall

Favourite Colour: Green

Favourite Food: Love it all

Dream Job: Commentary

Which sporting event would you love to attend? Olympics

Most admired sports person: 

Who do you enjoy an on court battle with? 

What would you spend your last $20 on? 

If you were a cartoon character who would you be? 

If I was on Australian Idol I would sing: