Welcome to our new tour guides

25 June 2018 By AIS Tours

We welcome some talented and inspiring new athletes as AIS Tour Guides.

Go behind the scenes at Australia’s premier elite sports precinct and experience one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. 

Sarah Walsh 

Sarah (pictured) is an Australian Paralympic athlete who competes in long jump. Sarah was born with fibular hemimelia and this led to her right leg being amputated below the knee when she was 18 months old. 

At her Paralympic debut at the Rio Games, Sarah placed sixth in long jump after landing a whopping 4.82m, a new Oceanic record. At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London she finished fourth in the Women's Long Jump.

Carly Salmon 

Carly is an Australian Paralympic athlete who competes in long jump and the 100m and 200m sprints. Carly has been to 3 world championships (2013,2015,2017). 

She won bronze in the 2013 world championships (T35 200m) aged only 14. At this year’s Commonwealth Games, Carly finished 4th in the T35 100m final.

Ruby White 

Ruby is a 17 year old speed demon and competes across various distances, with the 3000m race being a favourite. 

One of the stand out performances at the Melanesian Championships this year was the U18 Women’s 3000m where Ruby had a spectacular race, blitzing the rest of the field with a time of 9.36.08.

Ruby was also a recipient of a Pierre de Coubertin Award in 2017. The award recognises both academic and sporting excellence while exemplifying Olympic values.

Hayley Baker 

Hayley is a 100m and 200m swimmer and was the first graduate of the AIS National Training Centre program to make an Australian team. 

Hayley represented Australia in the 100m and 200m backstroke at the Commonwealth games 2018. Hayley made the finals for both of the races and finished 6th in both.

Samantha Bates 

Sam is a cricketer, specialising as a left arm orthodox spinner. Sam’s first appearance in the green and gold was as part of the Australia A Women's squad which toured Dubai in early 2015. 

Sam has played in the last 3 seasons of the Women’s Big Bash League. In 31 matches she has taken 29 wickets and in one match took 3 wickets for just 12 runs. 

At the Cricket ACT Awards this year, Samantha Bates celebrated her first Calver Medal as the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Player of the Year.

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