Amy

Conroy

#10

Age: 27 years

Home Town: Norwich

Current Club: Sheffield Steelers

Classification: 4.0

Twitter: @amyconroy10

Instagram: @amyconroy10

Biography

Having first tried wheelchair basketball at a local taster day, Amy became hooked on the sport after watching a professional match where she fell in love with the speed, competitiveness and aggression of the game.

After making her international debut at the 2010 BT Paralympic World Cup, Amy further established her place on the team with a strong performance at the 2010 World Championships (Birmingham, UK).

In 2011 Amy both assisted the team to gold at the BT Paralympic World Cup and earned the first of four European Championship bronze medals; the following year, the 4.0 player earned her debut for ParalympicsGB, taking to court in front of a home crowd.

At the London 2012 Games, Amy came out firing: earning the title of Great Britain’s top-scorer in the team’s opening game against the Netherlands. In the GB Women’s last match, Amy again was the Great Britain’s top-scorer. In 2016, Amy assisted the team to achieve the highest ever finish by a GB women’s team at the Rio Paralympic Games when they secured fourth place.

In 2014, Amy once again played a crucial role for Great Britain at the Women’s World Championships in Toronto, Canada – assisting the GB Women’s Team to a finish of 5th place; the following year, Amy was an invaluable part of the team that qualified the nation for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with a top four – bronze medal – finish at the 2015 European Championships.

In August 2018, Amy and the GB Women’s team made history for British Wheelchair Basketball as the first female GB squad to secure a place in a World Championships final, and bring home the silver medal.

In addition to her senior international achievements, the Norwich native played a crucial role in Great Britain’s silver medal successes at the 2013 and 2014 U25 European Championships. Then, building upon this experience and success, in 2015 Amy co-captained the GB Women’s U25 Team with Laurie Williams to the title of U25 World Champions in Beijing, China.

Major Results:

2019 European Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands – Silver
2018 World Championships, Hamburg, Germany – Silver
2017 European Championships, Tenerife, Spain – Bronze
2016 Paralympic Games, Rio, Brazil – 4th
2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK – Bronze
2014 World Championships, Toronto, Canada – 5th
2013 European Championships, Frankfurt, Germany – Bronze
2012 London Paralympic Games – 7th
2011 European Championships, Nazareth, Israel – Bronze
2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Birmingham, UK – 6th

GB Women's Team Player - Amy Conroy