Amy Burk

Amy Burk


Amy Burk (née Kneebone) started competing at the elite level in 2005 after taking up the sport of goalball just one year earlier at age 13 when her vision teacher introduced her to the P.E.I. goalball team coach. Like her teammate Whitney Bogart, Burk needed two tries at goalball before embracing the sport as a youngster, as the speed and strength of the game caught her off guard.

She is a two-time world champion (2006 and 2011) and helped Canada to bronze at the worlds in 2015. Burk represented Canada at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, where the team placed fifth both times.

Burk says that when someone tells her there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under her and her instant reaction is to prove otherwise. Her passion and drive has made her a valuable team member both on and off the court.

Career Highlights

2011Parapan American Games… 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games… World champion in 2006 and 2011… Bronze at 2015 World Championships


Athlete representative with Canadian Blind Sports…

Notable International Results

2015 World Championships 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games 5th

2011 Parapan American Games 3rd

2011 World Championships 1st

2008 Paralympic Games 5th

2006 World Championships 1st


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 6
2012 London Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5