Athletics NSW is extremely excited to present to you our first 2016/17 Membership Ambassador; Amy Pejkovic. Amy’s love of Athletics and particularly High Jump, was established at the young age of 10, where in her first ever State High Jump Competition, she came equal first and third on count back with a state record. Ever since this, Amy has been following her passion for the sport and representing her Country at both World Youth and World Junior Championships, where she placed 2nd and 7th respectively.
On top of Amy’s athletic success, she has also created a name for herself on the International Modelling state where she has stared in multiple campaigns including Lorna Jane, Country Road Active and Paspaley Pearls. She has also performed in multiple runway performances for brands such as Bec & Bridge, Alice McCall, We are Handsome, Ellery, Alex Perry and Chanel.
In 2012, Amy was unfortunately diagnosed with a Brain Tumour located on the Brain Stem. As Amy stated ‘It was something that changed my life forever, an event I never imagined happening, nor anticipated would ever affect me.’
Amy never contemplated letting this setback affect her successes in life, and she has certainly stuck by this. Amy has shown her true courage and strength as she returned to the athletic arena and has her sights set on achieving great things for Australia in the future.
We are proud and honoured to have Amy Pejkovic as a Brand Ambassador for the 2016/17 season.