Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarship for Mahina Paul

March 16, 2018 at 1:54 PM

Congratulations to Year 13 student, Mahina Paul who is one of the first eleven students nationwide to be awarded a Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarship.

Dalton, who played 37 tests for the Silver Ferns, died last year after collapsing from a brain aneurysm and the Tania Dalton Foundation was subsequently created to continue her passion for supporting young women in sport.  The Foundation exists to make a positive and measurable impact on young New Zealanders, from all kinds of circumstances, to unlock their talent and their best selves. This will be achieved through a range of programmes aimed at making a positive and measurable impact.

At last year’s College Sports Dinner, Mahina was named as Girls Runner Up to the Dux Ludorum for her enormous contribution to sport at the College. She is a member of the Premier Netball team who are the Auckland champions, the Upper North Island Champions and runners up at the National championships. She is a member of the Premier Girls Touch team who are the Auckland and National champions. Outside of College, she is a member of the New Zealand Open Women’s Touch Blacks who competed in the Trans-Tasman Tournament and is also a member of the New Zealand U18 Touch team.  She has played 7’s rugby for Poverty Bay and is a squad member for the New Zealand U17/18 Girls 7’s team.

It is for her particular strength in Touch Rugby that she has been selected for this inaugural round of Scholarships that give both financial support and mentoring. Well done Mahina!

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