While attending Rangitoto College, I have received a huge amount of support and help in order for me to achieve my sporting and academic goals. Throughout my sporting career, I have had to try and balance school work, training and national and international tournaments. The principal, deans and teachers have all encouraged and helped me to manage my sporting and school commitments. Although I spend a lot of time out of the classroom, my teachers and deans have helped me keep on track with my work.
During my sporting history, at Rangitoto in Year 9 I competed and came 1st in synchronised trampoline and 2nd in individual trampoline at the Australian National Championships. Later that year I qualified and competed at the World Championships in Tokyo 2019, coming 4th in synchronised trampoline. I then started to pursue my volleyball career, coming 2nd with my Rangitoto indoor team at Auckland Championships. I came 2nd at Beach Volleyball School Nationals in year 11 alongside my North Harbour team placing 1st for U17 Indoor Volleyball IPC and being named in the tournament team. This year I played and came 1st at the Australian Beach Volleyball U18 Nationals. I recently qualified as one of four U19 players and competed for New Zealand in Thailand for the Beach Volleyball Asian Championships, helping me develop my skills for future competitions.
I have been offered the opportunity to compete and train in Switzerland from July to the end of August for beach volleyball. I will be attending camps as well as tournaments throughout the country and hopefully other places in Europe. As this will involve a lot of time off school, I have really appreciated all of the support I have received from Rangitoto College to ensure I’m in the best place possible to achieve academically in NCEA Level 2.