Born 26 September 1974
Representative HonoursAustralian Institute of Sport (AIS) Scholarship holder 1994-96 and 2000
Alison started rowing in Adelaide in 1990 when she was selected as part of the South Australian Sports Institute Talent Identification Program. Within a few years of picking up an oar Alison achieved national selection, won a world junior title and medalled at Senior World Rowing championships. She went on to represent Australia at two Olympic Games. Alison's sporting success was testament to the efficacy of the talent identification approach.
Throughout her rowing career Alison competed in pairs, fours and eights. She trained at West Lakes in SA (whilst on SASI scholarship) and on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra (whilst on scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport). Her career included competing in various World Championships and two Olympic Games including the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Participating at a home Olympics was an extremely memorable moment for Alison whereby her team of Women's Eight came 5th. She retired after the Sydney Games to pursue her career in public health.
Alison has continued her involvement in rowing and enjoys passing on her knowledge and passion for the sport through coaching young school rowers.
Alison is currently a resident of Mosman and moved to the area with her young family in 2008.
Sporting Achievement1992 - World Junior Champion, Women's Pair, Montreal, Canada