Forbes started playing hockey in 1989 at high school as a field player but she changed to goalkeeper. The summer she made the move of position her New Brunswick team won the Gold Medal at the Canada Games. From 1991 until 1997 Sarah played with the York University field hockey team which earned her the Gail Wilson Award for Player of the Year. She debuted for the Women's Senior National Team in 1993 for the Junior World Cup in Barcelona, where Canada finished 8th. Her hobbies are fishing, ice hockey, cooking, rollerblading, going to the movies and dinner with friends.