Sportswoman of the Year Finalist – Ameliaranne Ekenasio

How did you get into your sport? I started playing netball just for fun because all my friends played. It wasn’t until I realised I was about a foot taller than everybody else and I learned to catch and pass then I started to actually really like this game and finally I have a good … Continue reading Sportswoman of the Year Finalist – Ameliaranne Ekenasio

Sportswoman of the Year Finalist – Jackie Patea

How did you get into your sport? I started playing rugby in my last year of college at Wainuiomata High School, and only took up the sport because my friends were playing. My background before rugby was Netball & Basketball and had dreams of becoming a Tall Fern. My first year playing in college i … Continue reading Sportswoman of the Year Finalist – Jackie Patea

Reflections on Resilience – Bruno Ferguson

Seeing athletes on the television, at the Olympics for example, we assume that they train as hard as they can as much as possible, and are the fittest they can be, performing at their peaks. But what we don’t think about is the metal side of the training, and how much the athletes are having … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Bruno Ferguson

Reflections on Resilience – Kirstie Rae

Resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness. In order to perform at your best in running, like most sports, everything in your body has to be functioning properly. Towards the end of 2016, I went through every athlete's nightmare…I hit a big plateau. No matter how hard I trained, my times just weren’t … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Kirstie Rae

Reflections on Resilience – Megan Edwards

Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that can be the root of many injuries. Although it is a non-contact sport, it fairly easy to overwork yourself or overcommit and land straight on your face. I have witnessed team members overcome sprains, strains, ACL surgeries, and broken bones for this sport. It's always great though to see … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Megan Edwards

New Blog Series – Reflections on Resilience

The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or in other words, to be tough. Athletes are constantly bombarded with challenges as a result of their training, injuries, and competitions. The difference between quitting and trying again can sometimes boil down to having a bit of resilience to these adversities. The … Continue reading New Blog Series – Reflections on Resilience