Sarah Carli 2023 Corporate Sponsorship
Sarah Carli, Australian Olympian
Australasian advisory and accounting firm HLB Mann Judd is providing corporate sponsorship of Australian champion hurdler, Sarah Carli, who is seeking to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Ms Carli competes in the 400 metre hurdles event – where she is ranked number 17 in the world – and is also a qualified financial adviser in the HLB Mann Judd Wollongong wealth management practice, having joined in September 2021. Under the terms of the sponsorship arrangement, the HLB logo will feature on Ms Carli’s race uniform over the coming 12 months.

According to chair of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, Tony Fittler, the firm’s support of Ms Carli’s Olympic hopes is a reflection of her focus on excellence both on the track and in advising the Wollongong firm’s client base.

“HLB Mann Judd is immensely proud of Sarah and her achievements both on and off the track. She has an admirable work ethic, and exhibits many of the attributes we value in our staff. She’s very disciplined and has high attention to detail in the way she manages clients and works with them in achieving the best possible financial outcome.

“We’re looking forward to supporting her journey to the Olympics next year, and hope the rest of Australia can get behind her as much as we do,” he said.

Ms Carli’s athletics career began at the age of eight at the Wollongong Little Athletics Club. After high school, she took a step back from elite sport and completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Finance at the University of Wollongong.

Returning to elite athletics after university, she has represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, Birmingham Commonwealth Games and, most recently, the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Ms Carli said the corporate sponsorship offered by HLB Mann Judd will mean she is able to increase training efforts nearing Olympic qualifying, and can also compete in international competitions in the lead up to Paris.

“The Wollongong firm and broader HLB Mann Judd network have been incredibly supportive and understand what this means to me.

“Wealth management partner Paul Bottele in particular has allowed me to have flexibility in my work arrangement so I can train and compete, so I’m very grateful to Paul and the Wollongong team.

“Paris will hopefully be the pinnacle of my track and field career, and I want to do everything to ensure I arrive in the shape that I know I’m capable of, and compete as the athlete I know I am,” she said.

Sarah Carli and Paul Bottele HLB Wollongong
Sarah Carli and Paul Bottele, HLB Mann Judd Wollongong


HLB Mann Judd is an Australasian association of independent advisory and accounting firms, with member firms in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. 

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Holly Dixon 
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