Name: Amy-Lea Mills
D.O.B: 31/08/1986 (Dubbo NSW)
Hometown: Scone, NSW
Occupation: Full time School Learning Support Officer (currently three days per week working with a deaf Charge Syndrome student), second position as a school cleaner.
Motto: “It ain't over until it's over”.
Short term -
Return to serious training
Long term -
Improve PBs in Javelin & Disc to 50 metres plus for future competition.
2002: Represented Scone High School NSW in cricket, swimming, water polo, softball, soccer & netball, & was admitted as a member to Hunter Academy of Sports (NSW) a Talent Development Squad (3 years).
2003: Won Women's Open Javelin at NSW Combined High School & NSW All Schools Competition & gained the Sporting Blue Award for Athletics.
2004: At NSW Country Championships U20 women, 1st Javelin, 3rd discus. Then Open Women's category, 1st Javelin, 2nd discus.
2007: Set Power Lifting U23 Women's Commonwealth record in Open competition for Dead Lift at 195kg.
International Competition -
Deaflympics 2005 Melbourne, won Gold in Women's Javelin (games record).
Deaflympics 2013 Sofia, Bulgaria, Gold in Women's Javelin.
2003: Presented with the Australia Day Award for Junior Sport Star of the year by Murrurundi Shire Council NSW.
2004: Presented with the Australia Day Award for Young Citizen of the year by Murrurundi Shire Council NSW.
2004: Recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award, selected by NSW Olympic Council on behalf of the Australian Olympic Committee.
2004: Presented with Deaf Children Australia Youth Award, for promoting the ideas & aspirations of young deaf Australians.
2013: Presented with Female Athlete of the Year by Deaf Sports Australia.
2014: Presented with Australia Day Award for Scone District NSW Sport Star of the Year.
About me: I am looking forward to continuing to inspire & encourage deaf kids to break down barriers & enjoy an active life in whatever path they choose to follow.