Gold Coast 2018 will be Sally's fifth Commonwealth Games.
Sally started shooting in 1983, following in her parents' footsteps into smallbore prone shooting. While studying at university she also began competing in 10m air-rifle and smallbore 3-position shooting events.
Sally's first international competition was in 1995 at the Oceania Championships in Auckland where she placed eighth in the 50m rifle three positions and ninth in the 10m air rifle. In 1997 she beat her personal bests in all three events at the Oceania Championships in Adelaide placing fourth in the 50m rifle prone, tenth in the 10m air rifle and eleventh in 50m rifle three positions event.
Sally's greatest successes have been in the 50m Prone event. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, she won the bronze medal and at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, she won gold with a games record of 620.7.
Sally balances training and competing with working full-time at the Ministry for Primary Industries in Wellington where, as the Manager Food and Beverage, she is leading implementation of the new Food Act 2014 as well as managing requirements for wine and the organic food exports.