Amy Lawton has been selected to play for the Hockeyroos in the FIH Pro-League match against NZ on Anzac Day. See the announcement here.
Amy joined Southern United as a nine year old, and first represented Victoria in hockey in the Under 12 School Sport Victoria team as a ten year old. Amy has represented Victoria in hockey every year since with fifteen state representations in hockey, while also having represented Victoria in football (soccer) multiple times and triathlon. In 2017 while leading the Under 16 SSV team at the Pan Pac school games, Amy was joint Victorian captain of the whole Victorian contingent – across all sports.
Amy toured in the School Sport Australia team in 2016 to South Africa and Europe in 2017. In Europe she was voted most valuable player. Amy was selected for the 2018 tour, but did not travel.
In 2017 Amy was selected as part of the Hockey Australia Futures Squad, the youngest player ever selected, then in 2018 Amy moved up to the Under 21 Australian team in which she competed in a Trans Tasman series. Amy also represented Australia in the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, after being part of the Youth Olympic Game qualifier team.
Amy’s talent was also recognised in 2018 when Amy won the Hockey Victoria Women’s Premier League best and fairest, with a count of 36 votes over the 18 rounds she played, eight votes above her closest rival, also winning the Southern United Under 16 best and fairest girl, and Southern United’s Women’s premier league best and fairest.