Anne Sargeant

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Anne Sargeant
Personal information
Born (1957-12-28) 28 December 1957 (age 57)
University University of Sydney
Netball career
Playing position(s): Shooter
Last updated: 2015-6-24

Anne Sargeant, OAM (born 28 December 1957) is a retired Australian netball player and current sports commentator. Sargeant played in the Australian national team from 1978–1988, captaining the side for six years.

After her retirement from competitive netball, Sargeant has had a successful career as a columnist, motivational speaker and sports commentator, and also runs a netball program for young players. Sargeant's representations have included the Australian Sports Commission, the NSW Australia Day Council, Children's Week, Board Member of McDonald's, School Sport 2000 Committee and Patron of the 1994 Year of the Coach.[citation needed]

Sargeant was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987.[1] She received the Order of Australia Medal in 1988.[2] In 2004, she was named Sydney's Greatest Ever Netballer. Sargeant was also one of the first inductees into the Australian Netball Hall of Fame, admitted on 29 November 2008.[3] In 2008 she was a commentator for Fox Sports - ANZ Championship coverage. In 2009 she was rejected to be a commentator for the new One hd sports channel in Australia.[citation needed]

Sargeant also has been at commentator at various Netball World Cup tournaments and returned to commentate the 2013 and 2014 ANZ Championship seasons. Anne is also current selector for the Australian National team.


  1. ^ "Anne Sargeant OAM". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Price, Sarah (2006-07-09). "Not too old for Kiwis". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  3. ^ AAP (2008-11-30). "Gerrard wins top Aussie netball gong". Retrieved 2009-03-28. 

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