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Sarah Forbes




Field Hockey



Year Inducted


Sport Ambassador


Sarah Forbes



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

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