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Sarah Forbes

Category

Athlete

Sport

Field Hockey

Hometown

Fredericton

Year Inducted

2012

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Sarah Forbes

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Sarah Forbes, of Fredericton, began her field hockey career at Fredericton High School. Originally a field player, she later switched to goaltender, a position in which she was a stellar competitor throughout her lengthy career. She was a member of the 1989 Canada Games team, which won a gold medal. During her 16 years on the national team, she competed in 11 international competitions, including three Commonwealth Games and three Pan-American Games, resulting in one silver and three bronze medals. While at York University, she was voted a field hockey all-star, most valuable player, athlete of the year and all-Canadian in field hockey on several occasions. Forbes was a fierce competitor, talented athlete and a role model for aspiring athletes in her sport. Enrolled into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 9, 2012

Quick Facts

  • Holds a gold medal from the Canada Summer Games held in Saskatoon (1989) as a Field Hockey goalie 

  • Competed at 14 international competitions (Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, Americas Cup etc.) and earned a total of 5 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze) 

  • Member of Team Canada in Field Hockey for 10 years 

  • Earned recognition as the Best Goalkeeper for Team Canada at the Qualifying Tournament for the 2008 Olympics Games in Bejing 

  • Coached the York University Yeowomen and the University of Guelph’s women’s field hockey teams