As a young girl, Meica Horsburgh (nee Christensen) 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 …Read More