Natalie Bromley was born on February 13, 1983, in Middleton. Growing up in Middleton she was active in sports and after pleading with her parents, became, in 1993, only the second girl to play in Middleton and District Minor Hockey after Melissa Welton.
Natalie played two years of Atom, Peewee, and Bantam, with neither teammate or opposition giving her any quarter. With determination and great coaching she became a very competent hockey player. Declining an invite from the MRHS Blues Boy Coaches to play with them she rounded out her minor hockey playing with the Shelley Williams organized Valley Thunder all-girls team.
Upon Graduating from MRHS she headed off to play hockey and study at St. Mary’s University. In her first year as a Huskie her Coach Lisa Haley, later an Assistant with the Canada Women’s 2014, Gold Medal Olympic Team of 2014, selected her Rookie of the Year.
Natalie helped her team to a 16 – 0 record in League play in her second year as they won the Atlantic University Sports Championship and a berth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship in Regina. In 2003-04 her Huskies again captured the AUS and attended the CIS in McGill (Montreal). Natalie graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor of Commerce but returned for her fifth year on a full scholarship and was Academic All-Canadian that year. Her leadership skills were recognized with the Huskies by serving as an Assistant Captain for her final four years! In 2006 she played with her mentor, Melissa Welton, on the Nova Scotia Team at Esso Nationals in Sydney.
The Sports Heritage Wall of Fame is honoured to welcome Natalie Bromley as a most deserving inductee