Amy Kneebone

Amy Kneebone started competing at the elite level in 2005 after taking up the sport of goalball just one year earlier at age 13. Kneebone is a member of the Bytown Goalball Club, along with her teammates Whitney Bogart, Jillian MacSween and Cassandra Orgeles.

Kneebone represented Canada at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where the team placed fifth. Her biggest sport accomplishment and medal performance was winning the gold medal at the 2011 IBSA World Championships and Games in Turkey, which qualified the team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

She also competed at the World Goalball Championships in 2006, winning the gold medal, and was a member of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara.

Kneebone’s goalball club team are six-time national champions. Rob Christy was her club coach, and Janice Dawson will be leading Kneebone and the rest of the National Team to London.

Kneebone’s goal for the London 2012 Paralympic Games is to help her team be on the podium. 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.


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