- Home town:
West Sussex, UK
- Occupation / Area of Study / Work:
- Date of birth:
19 January 2002
- Home Club:
- Olympic / Paralympic History:
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
- Sporting Highlights:
At seven-years-old England-born Amy Lawton moved with her parents and younger sister from the UK to Victoria, Australia.
Two years later she started playing Hockey at her local club Casey, before moving to Southern United. Amy is also a gifted triathlete and soccer player, and has made representative teams in all three sports.
In 2018, Lawton made her debut for the Australian U18 team at the Oceania Youth Olympic Games Qualifier where the team won gold, successfully qualifying themselves for the Youth Olympic Games.
At the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the midfielder again played for the U18 team and finished in fifth place.
In 2019, at just 17, Lawton was selected to make her debut with the Hockeyroos during the FIH Pro League, where the team walked away with a 5-1 win over New Zealand.
Following her debut, Amy was then selected to represent Australia at the 2019 Olympic Test Event. During the tournament, she scored her first international goal and the team finished the event in third place.
After her impressive debut season, Amy was named to the 2020 Hockeyroos squad and was also presented with the Emerging Athlete of the Year award at the Australian Institute of Sport Awards.
At just 19-years-old, the young gun will make her Olympic debut at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
- Australian Olympic Team