NSWIS athlete Amy Parmenter is a promising netballer, having representing NSW for the past few years. Amy was a key member of the 2015 NSW U19 team who claimed the national championship title in a tight match against Victoria.
Amy manages to balance training and competition with studying a Bachelor of Communications and working as a netball coach.
In my spare time I like to …
Go to the beach, get coffee with my friends, watch Suits, cook (even though I am not good at it at all).
What inspired you to start a career in sport?
I love the game, I have never considered netball as a job or career – I just do it because I love it and I love working hard with such an awesome bunch of people and pushing to be the best person I can be on the court and off the court as well.
What sporting achievements are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the time that we won the U19s national championship in Sydney last year. The grand final went to extra time and it was one of the toughest games I have played.
What do you do in your training that you believe is the key to your success?
I think that the key is having a holistic approach to training, so being realistic and allowing balance in your life but also considering the impact of decisions outside of netball and how much they can influence your performance for example what you eat, how much you sleep.
Are there any athletes that inspire you?
Gabi Simpson from the Queensland Firebirds is probably the professional netballer that inspires me the most. She has come from similar netball roots as me and the way she has made her way to the top and worked so hard is unreal. And it’s cool to see all her hard work pay off – she has just been named in the Diamonds (Australian) team.
Off the court Dani Samuels and Kaarle McCulloch probably inspire me in the gym the most. They both work so hard and seeing them at NSWIS flogging themselves always makes we work that little bit harder.
What is one thing most people would not know about you?
I am scared of horses because they are so big and their teeth look like human teeth which freaks me out a little.