Watching cartoons and representing her country
Have you ever heard of floorball? Most haven’t. However, for Year 12 student Amy Briggs, floorball has given her an opportunity like no other, a place on the Australian team for the 2020 Under 19s Women’s Floorball World Championship being held in Sweden.
Amy describes floorball as “ice-hockey without ice and indoor hockey but with a rink.” She discovered floorball through a friend of her Mum’s (who founded the ACT Club after moving from Sweden) who recommended it after she left soccer in her 10th year of playing.
So far, Amy has played for two and a half years in all positions except goalkeeper, preferring forward right, however, she will be playing predominantly defense during the championship.
Along with her sporting commitments, Amy is a House Captain, Year 12 student doing extra classes and member of the school production crew. She also works part-time as a retail assistant.
Seeing a personal trainer twice a week helps Amy manage her workload. “It is challenging to deal with the pressure of representing my country as a young adult who still watches cartoons,” she said.
“Floorball has taught me to be aware and to always have my head up, both literally and emotionally.”
If you are interested in playing floorball, check out the ACT floorball page at http://floorballact.org.au/