August 29, 2018
Big cat boost to women in sport foundation
A contribution worth more than $100,000 from Jaguar New Zealand and North Shore car firm Archibald and Shorter will give young sports women a chance to realise their potential.
The donations went to the Tania Dalton Foundation, set up in memory of the former Silver Fern who died last year of an aneurysm at the age of 46.
Her widower and foundation founder Duane Dalton says the foundation has already granted 11 scholarships, which provide financial support, pastoral care and mentoring for up to three years,
He says even if they don't make the top teams they should benefit from the experience.
"Even if they go back and become great leaders in their whanau, in their church groups, in their community groups, we see that as sensational so they go back, they become the best versions of themselves and then they become part of the alumni with the Tania Dalton Foundation and they help pay it forward and mentor and they help future young girls who are coming through," Mr Dalton says.
Mentors for the foundation include the likes of Bernice Mene, Anna Stanley, Belinda Colling and NZ Maori Rugby Board member Mere Kingi
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