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, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games.
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.