As a young girl, Meica Horsburgh threw herself into a range of sports and knew that she would one day represent Australia on the world stage. However, it wasn’t until 2004 that she found the sport that was going to take her the distance. Meica was first introduced to goalball as a child through her brother and sister, so it comes to a surprise to many that she only considered participating in the sport in high school. Once she did, her skills soon caught the attention of a former Australian player. Not long after she joined the Queensland state team and, playing alongside some of the country’s strongest players, Meica fine-tuned her skills and was invited to train with the Australian women’s squad. In 2004 she made her international debut and set herself the goal of qualifying for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. However, the Australian team did not… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Vision Impairment – Oculocutaneous albinism
Sport
Goalball
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
February 24, 1989
Home
Annerley, QLD
Occupation
Administration officer
Started Competing
2004
First Competed for Australia
2004
Games Experience

London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Asya Miller and the Australian men’s goalball team

Career Highlights

Qualifying for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and being ranked fifth highest goal scorer at the 2011 IBSA World Championships and Games in Antalya, Turkey

Greatest Moment

Experiencing the London 2012 Opening Ceremony with her teammate and best friend

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Goalball Classification: B3