Quick Facts

How acquired
Birth
Disability
Vision impairment – Ocular albinism
Sport
Goalball
Date of Birth
February 24, 1989
Home
Wellington Point, QLD
Occupation
Administration officer
Started Competing
2004
First Competed for Australia
2004
Heroes

Her family

Career Highlights

Finishing 6th at 2011 IBSA World Cup and being the fifth highest goal scorer of the tournament

Greatest Moment

Being selected team captain in 2010

Bio

As a little girl, Meica Horsburgh dreamed she would one day represent Australia and growing up, excelled in many sports. But it wasn’t until 2004 when she picked up a goalball for the first time that she found her perfect fit.

Now, as captain of the Australian women’s goalball team, Meica is determined her team will make it to the 2012 London Paralympic Games. After its top eight finish at the 2010 Goalball World Championships in Sheffield, and its top six finish at the 2011 World Cup, the team looks set to become Australia’s first Paralympic goalball team since the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

As team captain, Meica loves to indulge in the team song, ‘the final countdown’ before each game and enjoys the international travel that goes with being an athlete. She is also an integral member of the dominant Queensland state team which has a string of national titles to its name.

Describing herself as outgoing and unique, Meica is passionate about the sport she believes is the best in the world. She wants to see more people become involved with goalball and is committed to furthering the sport throughout her native Queensland.

When she’s not training with the women’s team, Meica loves water skiing and reading. She believes her family and a teacher’s aid from her school days continue to be the biggest influences in her life as well as APC High Performance Manager Chris Nunn.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Goalball Classification: B3