Round 15 - Saturday 20 July 2019
St Lukes Health Tornadoes
- vs -
Waverley Falcons
Elphin Sports Stadium



Height: 172cm
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Local Club:
Latrobe Demons

Career History:  
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!

Career Highlights:  
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.

Music, singing, dancing, Pilates, running and laughing
Something Quirky:
If you can get it in 'organic', Ali has got it. She loves good old meat pie!

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.