Born on June 21, 1972, in Wentworthville, NSW Alyson Annan started her hockey career with the Campbelltown City Women's Hockey Association before making her international debut at the age of 18 against South Korea in 1991.
Throughout the 1990s, Annan was renowned for her prowess in front of goal and was widely regarded as the ‰ÛÏsharpest shooter in International women's hockey‰Û. Annan remains the Hockeyroos highest goal scorer with 166 goals to her name from 228 matches. Annan was a key member of the Hockeyroos dynasty of the 1990s, where she participated in the Olympic Games of 1992, 1996 and 2000 and won gold medals at Atlanta and Sydney. She also won gold medals in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Champions Trophy competition of 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999.
At a national level her awards include Australian Player of the Year in 1990 and 1992, Australian Sportswoman of the Year in 1996, Australian Women's Hockey Association player of the year 1996-1998, Order of Australia 1996 and International Player of the Year 1998 and 2000.
In 2004 she was inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions and in 2007 Hockey NSW inducted Annan into the Hockey NSW Hall of Fame.
A true legend of the game.