CHLOE DALTON, OAM
RUGBY & BASKETBALL
Athletes for Hope Australia
Chloe Dalton is one of Australia’s few triple sport elite athletes. After playing basketball in the WNBL with the Sydney Uni Flames, Chloe transitioned to Rugby, where she debuted for the Australian Rugby 7s team in 2014.
At the Rio 2016 Olympics, Dalton won Gold with the Australian 7s team and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for Service to Sport. She was also recognised as Australia’s top Rugby 7s player in 2017, winning the Shawn Mackay Medal.
Fast forward to 2019, Chloe crossed codes again to Aussie rules (AFLW), making her debut for Carlton. She was named Runner-Up in the Carlton Best and Fairest Awards for the 2020 AFLW season.
Chloe is now playing for the Sydney Giants.
In 2017, Chloe graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). After moving to Melbourne early in 2018, she worked part-time as a Physiotherapist whilst playing AFLW.
Chloe has a particular interest in neurological physiotherapy, supporting those affected by stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and brain injuries.
Chloe enjoys sharing her story, insights and passions as an ambassador and in the media, with a particular focus on embracing change, high performance and gender equality.
One day, female athletes will be recognised by their achievements, not by their gender.
- CHLOE DALTON OAM -
Olympic Gold Medallist - Chloe represented Australia in rugby sevens and won a gold medal as a member of Australia's women's sevens team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Rare triple-sport professional, competing in Basketball (WNBL), Rugby 7's and AFLW.
Founded the [female] athlete project to raise awareness for women and girls in sport.
THE [female] athlete project
A recent study found that women make up 40% of participants in sport, yet receive only 4% of the sports media coverage. That sparked Chloe to start the movement - the [female] athlete project - a platform sharing the stories and achievements of incredible [female] athletes.
One day, female athletes will receive equal coverage in the media, and will be recognised by their achievements, not by their gender.
Until then, the [female] athlete project will keep sharing the stories of epic Aussie [female] athletes.
Join Chloe Dalton, Olympic Gold Medallist, as she chats to World Champions, fellow Olympians, and athletes at the top of their game.