Sports Medicine Australia would like to pay tribute to Wendy Braybon, a treasured member of our SMA community who passed away on the 2nd of April, aged 65.
Over the years, Wendy generously shared her time and expertise with SMA and the wider sports medicine community.
A physiotherapist for over thirty years, Wendy was instrumental in assisting many Australian teams achieve sporting success. Softball Australia enjoyed a close working relationship with Wendy from as far back as 1982, with Wendy providing assistance as a physio at five World Championships, two Olympic Games, not to mention approximately 36 tours with the Under-19’s and Open Women’s softball events. She was inducted into the Australian Softball Hall of Fame in 2013.
Wendy also offered her expertise to the Australian swimming team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and was the Head Physiotherapist of the Australian Olympic Team at the 2012 London Olympics.
She also generously volunteered her time and expertise to help organise many SMA events as a member on the SMA VIC State Council. Even recently, despite being unwell, Wendy kindly offered her expertise as a presenter at the recent VIC State Symposium: ‘Women in Sport.’
In recognition of her substantial contribution to SMA and the sports medicine discipline, Wendy was made an ASMF Fellow.
She will be missed. Deepest sympathies to all of Wendy’s family, friends and colleagues.