AMY Kickbusch, formerly Korner, received one of the highest honours in her sport when she was inducted into the Queensland Hockey Hall of Fame.
While the award was announced in 2020 Amy had to wait two years for the formal honour to be presented to her due to Covid lockdowns.
She represented Australia on 51 occasions and scored 23 goals winning a Bronze Medal at the 2005 Champions Trophy.
Amy also represented the Scorchers for nine years winning a gold, seven silver and a bronze medal.
Hockey has always been in her passion after she picked a stick for Wests when only six years old.
Amy broke many records as a youngster, making her A Grade debut as a 13 year old and was one of the youngest ever players to represent Queensland.
In 2005 aged just 19 she would play for her country and make her debut against Argentina in the Champions Trophy in Sydney.
Amy has learnt from the best and loves to pass on her knowledge to juniors coming through the ranks today.
The first thing she wants juniors to take onboard is to enjoy the game.
“If you don’t love the game and training, you won’t keep playing through the tough times and the injuries that are part of the game,” she said.
“Hockey gave me a lot and I have meet some of the best people through playing this great game.
“You work hard with your teammates which makes it more satisfying and a fabulous feeling when you win a tournament with your best friends beside you.
“Receiving this honour was a nice reward as hockey was my life for a long time and I trained incredibly hard from the age of 15 and made a lot of sacrifices.”
Hockey is still in a passion and although she has retired Amy says she might go back and play a bit of club hockey he in Ipswich.
No doubt there will be a few clubs looking to put “A. Kickbusch” on their team play list.