Victoria Brown has been a member of the Australian Women's Water Polo Team, the Aussie Stingers, for eight years. After narrowly missing out on selection for the 2008 Beijing Olympics she made her mark as the number one goalkeeper and was named Australian Female Player of the Year in 2010. She sustained major injury and illness setbacks in 2011 but made selection for the London 2012 Olympics against the odds.
The Aussie Stingers beat Hungary by two goals in extra-time to win bronze in London, their third consecutive game that was forced into extra time. When the girls walked out for the medal ceremony they were the proudest bronze medalists at London.
Every Olympian has a story and almost every story is based around an athlete's ability to bounce back from adversity. That is certainly the case here. Victoria is well known for her resilience and strength of character. Her story is of a fun loving Australian who was faced with many challenges in pursuit of a dream and who learnt an enormous amount along the way. She enjoys being able to share her story, her knowledge and her enthusiasm in the hope that it will inspire others to achieve.
Alongside her water polo career Victoria has completed a Bachelor of Planning and Design and a Bachelor of Property and Construction from the University of Melbourne. She has worked part time in the Construction Industry and has experience as a Risk Management Consultant. She enjoys being challenged in different areas of her life and loves to learn from others.
Victoria Brown travels from Victoria Australia
- Overcoming Adversity
- The Motivation to Achieve