Amy Lawton was awarded a Tier 2 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Amy was born on January 19, 2002, in Worthing UK and relocated to Victoria, Australia in September 2007 with her mum Julie, dad Oliver, and younger sister Josie.
Amy began her sporting career as an eight-year-old looking to try something new. As an active child she participated in soccer, triathlon, athletics and hockey, gradually developing a deeper love for hockey.
In 2011, Amy joined Southern United Hockey Club. One year later she was playing in junior representative teams all the way through. By 2018 she was representing Australia as a 16-year-old at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
A year later, Amy made her senior Australian debut in the Hockeyroos as a 17-year-old. Not long after she was given this opportunity, she was named AIS Young Athlete of the Year and VIS Rising Star. 2019 continued with success for Amy as she was selected as a member of the Australian women’s hockey squad and was later named in 2021 to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
As a 19-year-old, Amy made her Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Hockeyroos had a record-breaking Olympic Games, winning all their rounds for the first time ever. Unfortunately, Amy and her team were unexpectedly knocked out in the quarter finals, but made an important, positive stamp for Australian female hockey players.
Amy aspires to build the support and participation in the hockey community by trying to promote female participation in the game and inspire the upcoming generations reach the international level. Outside of sport, Amy is an aspiring Prosthetics and Orthotics clinician.
“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.
- 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