2018 PLAYER SPONSOR - LAUNCESTON AIRPORT
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Local Club: Latrobe Demons
1989-1998 - Bankstown Bruins - U/14 U/16 Nationals, National All Schools, U/12-U/18 Sydney & State Championship winners.
1999-2005 - Central Coast Power ABA, Parramatta Wildcats ABA, Aus Uni Games
2001 - Penrith Panthers - debut season SEABL
2005 - Australian University team - World University Games, Turkey
2005/6 - Sydney Flames Development Squad WNBL
2006 - North West Tas Thunder SEABL
2007/8 - Nunawading Spectres SEABL
2010-2013 - Latrobe NWBU (2009 & 2012 off having babies)
2013 - SEABL return for Tornadoes!
2005 - Bronze Medallist for Australia - World University Games, Turkey
2003 - Silver medallist Australian Uni Games - (we were like the mighty ducks)
2005 - University Western Sydney - Sports Person of the Year
1998 - Australian All Schools National Champions
1996 - Sydney Conference Premiers, Grand Final "Hustle Award" winner, team MVP, NSW metro U/16 nationals (vice captain)
2000-2004 - Australian all star uni team
2006+7 - Coaches award NW Thunder, Coaches award Nunawading Spectres
Work/Study/Career: A mother of 2 boys, Occupational Therapist and Pilates Practitioner of 10 years. As an OT she worked primarily in mental health - including the Victorian Women's Maximum Security Prison! In 2010 she started her own Pilates & wellness studio.
Ali is the most senior member of the Tornadoes squad and is without doubt the fittest. She brings instant energy and her positivity and enthusiasm provides a great example to younger players of how to be a great team mate. She has a never give up attitude. She has played hundreds of SEABL games, won a brinze medal with the Australian University Games team. She is a positive role model for all our athlete mums, juggling a business, 2 children and long travel times to get to training and games.