Forbes is 5 ft 4 in tall and weighs 155 lb. Born on 11 January 1973 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, she grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick and now lives in Sudbury, Ontario. She was a paramedic for Toronto EMS for over 15 years and now currently teaches at a college in the Paramedic Program and also works and teaches at Laurentian University. Was an assistant Coach for the York University field hockey team 1999-2009.
Forbes started playing hockey in 1989 at high school as a field player but she changed to goalkeeper. The summer she made the move of position her New Brunswick team won the Gold Medal at the Canada Games. From 1991 until 1997 Sarah played with the York University field hockey team which earned her the Gail Wilson Award for Player of the Year. She was also York University Athlete of the Year in 1998. Was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and the York University Hall of Fame. She debuted for the Women's Senior National Team in 1993 for the Junior World Cup in Barcelona, where Canada finished 8th. Her hobbies are fishing, ice hockey, home renovations and dinner with friends.
International senior tournaments
- 1994 – World Cup, Dublin, Ireland (10th)
- 1995 – Olympic Qualifier, Cape Town, South Africa (7th)
- 1997 – World Cup Qualifier, Harare, Zimbabwe (11th)
- 1998 – Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (not ranked)
- 1999 – Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (3rd)
- 2001 – Americas Cup, Kingston, Jamaica (3rd)
- 2002 – Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England (7th)
- 2003 – Pan American Games, Santo Domingo (5th)
- 2004 – Pan Am Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados (3rd)
- 2006 – Commonwealth Games, Melbourne (8th)
- 2007 – 2007 Pan American Games, Rio Brazil
- 2008 – 2008 Olympic Qualifier, Victoria (4th)
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