Amy Ridley fell in love in 2017. That was the year she participated in the Goalball 4 Schools program in NSW and knew it was the sport for her.

It’s been a quick rise since then. Ridley represented her state as a junior at the Australian Goalball Championships and the Pacific School Games and was a member of the Australian Team that won the silver medal at the Youth World Championships in 2019.

Amy was selected as one of the rookies for the Aussie Belles, making her Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The team opened their Tokyo campaign with loses to Israel (11-0) and China (6-0). However, a thrilling victory over Canada (4-3) marked the first Australian goalball win since Atlanta 1996. The team then took on the Russian Paralympic Committee to mark the biggest win in their history, winning 4-1. The Belles’ Tokyo campaign ended when …

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Date of birth
10 July 2002
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Vision impairment
How acquired
Auto-immune disease, Panuveitis with subsequent secondary conditions since the age of six
West Pymble, NSW
Full time student, casual academic tutor for high school students
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Blocking my first tournament penalty(!). Wearing green and gold for the first time in 2019.

Greatest sporting moments

Watching the Australian girls team win gold at the 2017 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships

Heroes/role models

Her Parents

Favourite quote
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” The Lorax


  • Sport: Goalball

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