• Sport: Wheelchair Basketball Classification: 4.5

Quick Facts

Joint fusion (club foot)
How acquired
Wheelchair Basketball
Date of Birth
February 17, 1993
Wanneroo, WA
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

London 2012


Audrey Hepburn

Career Highlights

Representing Australia at the 2010 World Championships, winning silver at London 2012

Greatest Moment

Being selected to represent Australia at 2010 World Championships


Amber Merritt is one of the emerging stars of the Australian line up and was the second highest point scorer at her debut Games in London, where the team won a silver medal. Having firmly established herself in the Gliders team as a teenager, Amber looks set to enjoy a long and distinguished career with the national team.

The West Australian starred at the 2011 U/25 World Championships, playing a critical role in Australia winning a silver medal. She top scored in Australia’s 60-47 semi-final victory over Canada, scoring 25 points to go with her 11 rebounds.

She was already a member of the senior Australian team at the 2010 IWBF World Championships, rating her selection as a 17-year-old as the highlight of her burgeoning career. The Gliders finished fourth and Amber gained invaluable experience early in her career.

Away from the court, Amber enjoys collecting vintage clothing and scrapbooking. Nicknamed Bambi, the young gun has designs on one day winning Paralympic gold.