Valerie Beddoe AM (McFarlane) (diving) competed at three Commonwealth Games and won a gold medal in the 10m platform at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, having taken silver in the event in 1978 Games in Edmonton. In her title defence in 1986, she came second behind Canada’s Debbie Fuller in Edinburgh in 1986. Beddoe also represented Australia at the Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. A Life Member of Diving Australia, Beddoe became a national diving selector and was the team manager for diving at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumper and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2001.
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