Order of Australia (AM) Sharon Buchanan
Born in Busselton in 1963, Sharon attended Churchlands Senior High School from 1977 to 1979. An outstanding hockey player, Sharon was selected for four Olympic Games, winning a gold medal at Seoul in 1988. She captained Australia to silver medals at the Champions Trophy and the 1990 World Cup and then gold at the 1991 Champions Trophy, at which she was the Player of the Tournament. She was named in three World XI teams before retiring in 1993 after a record 186 internationals.