NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019
Amanda Reid

Amanda Reid

2017
Sportsperson of the Year

Amanda Reid is Gurinagi & Wamba Wamba women from Sydney, New South Wales and an accomplished Indigenous Paralympic athlete.

Amanda is the first Aboriginal cyclist and medallist, winning Silver at Rio 2016, and the first female athlete since 1992 to achieve a podium status.

Amanda is the current UCI Para World Cycling Champion in the 3000 meter Pursuit and the 500 meter time trail, breaking the Paralympic record in Rio.

Previously an Australia Day Ambassador and currently delivering presentations in local schools, Amanda is an inspirational role model to all Australians. She mentors young disabled athletes as well as Aboriginal youth in care and plans to increase her community work to prove that people with disability can achieve in their community.

Amanda lives every day by her mantra "dream it, believe it and you will be it.”