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TANIA DALTON - NEVER ON THE SIDELINE, ALWAYS IN THE ACTION.

Tania Dalton Foundation, created in honour of the sporting legend whose presence would fill the room, has been established to make a meaningful impact on the lives of budding young New Zealanders, guiding them to lead their biggest life - as Tania did. The Foundation supports young New Zealanders, from all circumstances and stages of development, to unlock their talent and their best selves. The goal is to engage with thousands of young New Zealanders across the country through a range of programmes aimed at making a positive and measurable impact on the youth of New Zealand.

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The three year scholarship programme provides financial support, mentoring, and personal development workshops to 12 talented and deserving young sports women each year.

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We are in awe of our supporters and their support of our work. There are many ways that you can get involved; Become a scholarship partner by funding a scholarship, sponsorship of the foundation, mentoring, volunteering, donating. Join the team today.

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Jenny-May sits down with Duane and Tayla Dalton and foundation scholarship recipient Maama Vaipulu

The late Tania Dalton’s husband Duane and daughter Tayla talk of carrying on her legacy through the Tania Dalton Foundation alongside scholarship recipient Maama Vaipulu.

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Hundreds of touch and netballs handed out to Whangārei schools

Whangārei’s Tara Turner, 16, is one of 12 young female athletes chosen in this year’s cohort of the Tania Dalton Foundation scholarship programme. Taylor was scheduled to be at the presentation of balls to Whangārei Intermediate, where she was a former student.

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Samalulu Clifton on an unexpected lockdown challenge

Samalulu Clifton is no stranger to paddling her way through rough water, but the aspiring surf lifesaver and kayaker has had to brave a completely different storm in the past two months – with her parents stranded 8500km away during lockdown.

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Home Advantage: From star athlete to essential worker for Tara Lee Turner-Beazley

Touch Black Tara Lee Turner-Beazley would have been battling it out for the inaugural trans-Tasman Touch Series last week but instead finds herself on the frontline as an essential worker.

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Scholarship recipient Mahina Paul part of winning Black Ferns 7’s team

It has been a FANTASTIC long weekend for scholarship recipient Mahina Paul and the Black Ferns 7’s as they continue to remain World Champions after their recent World Series win in Hamilton!

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Second intake of athletes named

Last night 12 young women were named in the second-year intake of the Tania Dalton Foundation’s scholarship programme.

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Jenny-May sits down with Duane and Tayla Dalton and foundation scholarship recipient Maama Vaipulu

The late Tania Dalton’s husband Duane and daughter Tayla talk of carrying on her legacy through the Tania Dalton Foundation alongside scholarship recipient Maama Vaipulu.

Watch

Hundreds of touch and netballs handed out to Whangārei schools

Whangārei’s Tara Turner, 16, is one of 12 young female athletes chosen in this year’s cohort of the Tania Dalton Foundation scholarship programme. Taylor was scheduled to be at the presentation of balls to Whangārei Intermediate, where she was a former student.

Read more

Samalulu Clifton on an unexpected lockdown challenge

Samalulu Clifton is no stranger to paddling her way through rough water, but the aspiring surf lifesaver and kayaker has had to brave a completely different storm in the past two months – with her parents stranded 8500km away during lockdown.

Read more

Home Advantage: From star athlete to essential worker for Tara Lee Turner-Beazley

Touch Black Tara Lee Turner-Beazley would have been battling it out for the inaugural trans-Tasman Touch Series last week but instead finds herself on the frontline as an essential worker.

Read more

Scholarship recipient Mahina Paul part of winning Black Ferns 7’s team

It has been a FANTASTIC long weekend for scholarship recipient Mahina Paul and the Black Ferns 7’s as they continue to remain World Champions after their recent World Series win in Hamilton!

Read more

Second intake of athletes named

Last night 12 young women were named in the second-year intake of the Tania Dalton Foundation’s scholarship programme.

Read More

"Helping young people was a passion of Tania's and through the work of the Foundation, we honour her memory"

- DUANE DALTON

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“Without the financial support from the Tania Dalton Foundation I wouldn’t be able to compete at the elite level of my sport. Being from a single parent family has been difficult and the scholarship means the financial burden has been lifted”.

- Isla Norman-Bell.