Amy Lawton is a Hockey player and Olympian who was awarded a Tier 2 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Amy was born in Worthing, England, in 2002, and moved to Australia with her family in 2007. She has always loved sport and participated in sport such as Football, Triathlon and Athletics before settling on Hockey as a child.
Southern United Hockey Club in Victoria was Amy’s first team and she soon earned regular selection in junior representative teams, before playing for her adopted country as a 16-year-old at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in 2018.
Only a year later, Amy made her first senior national team and played for the Hockeyroos, one of the most successful sporting teams Australia has ever produced. The achievement earned her the title of Australian Institute of Sport Young Athlete of the Year as well as Victorian Institute of Sport Rising Star.
The highest honour in Amy’s illustrious career was playing for the Hockeyroos at the Tokyo Olympic Games as a 19-year-old. An unexpected loss in the quarter finals at Tokyo 2021 has only strengthened the desire of Amy and her teammates to continue the outstanding tradition of the Hockeyroos at Paris 2024.
Outside of Hockey, Amy is committed to increasing female participation in her sport and helping younger players to reach international level. She is also studying for a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University.
“If you’re good enough, you’re old enough”.
“I am absolutely honoured to have been selected as a Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Applicant, especially because of the depth of talented young athletes in Australia currently, highlighted by the record performance at the recent Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Personally, this is something that I know will be beneficial for my individual development both as a person and an athlete. I feel that it is always terrific to receive additional support as an athlete so that we are able to give more time and energy to the sport we love to strive to be the best we can and do our country and sport proud.” – Amy Lawton on being selected as a 2022 Tier 2 Scholarship Holder.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2018: Youth Olympic Games – 5th
- 2019: Hockey One – 2nd
- 2019: Pro League – 2nd, debut
- 2019: AIS Young Athlete of the Year
- 2019: VIS Rising Star
- 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games – 5th
- 2022: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder – Tier 2