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. Now, as one of the rookie selections in the Team for Tokyo 2020, Ridley has the chance to cement a place in the Belles set-up for some time to come.

When she’s not on the court, Ridley is busily studying as a full-time student, studying law and business, and working casually as an academic tutor. Ridley loves music, singing, her family, alpacas, Dory – and, as you may be able to tell, having a laugh.…

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Date of birth
10 July 2002
Sport
Goalball
Impairment
Vision impairment
How acquired
Auto-immune disease, Panuveitis with subsequent secondary conditions since the age of six
Residence
West Pymble, NSW
Occupation
Full time student, casual academic tutor for high school students
Started competing
2017
First competed for Australia
2019
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

Disciplines

  • Sport: Goalball

Social Media

  • instagram