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Tania Dalton Foundation
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November 28, 2022

The Resilience Project's curriculum in schools

As 2022 dawned, bringing with it an optimism for a gradual release from the restrictions of covid,

October 26, 2022

Renee Holmes spent a long time on the road on her way to becoming a Black Fern

Renee Holmes travelled a long way to get to where she is with the Black Ferns – often with her dad, Laurie, behind the wheel of a car.

October 4, 2022

Sylvia Brunt right at home as youngest member of Black Ferns' Rugby World Cup squad

Sylvia Brunt claims she never would have imagined being part of the Black Ferns’ Rugby World Cup squad as recently as five months ago.

August 29, 2022

Could Parris Mason be our next dual-international sports star?

"It was definitely a surprise," Mason told 1News.

August 12, 2022

Zoe Crawford making waves in the pool and on the beach

Zoe Crawford is one of our epic Tania Dalton Foundation scholarship recipients

August 3, 2022

Tara Turner flourishing in northland kauri set up

Tara Turner is a quick-stepping outside back who, in common with Black Ferns' Amy Rule and Patricia Maliepo, is a recipient of the Taina Dalton Scholarship.

August 2, 2022

Pass It Forward visits New Plymouth schools

The Foundation and scholarship recipient, Parris Mason visited and delivered Pass it Forward balls to schools in her community, New Plymouth

May 23, 2022

Pass it Forward balls delivered to schools in Hamilton

The Foundation and scholarship recipient, Teri Macdonald visited and delivered Pass it Forward balls to schools in her community, Hamilton.

June 5, 2022

I still feel connected to Mum': Silver Fern Tania Dalton lives on in brave daughter

But her legacy still lives on in her 20-year-old daughter Tayla

March 20, 2022

Boost Programme ignites girls’ interest in new activities

Exposure to a range of sports has given intermediate student Maddisyn Sara both the confidence and encouragement to try new activities.

March 10, 2022

"Tania Dalton Foundation's Boost programme to get more Taupō girls active and interested "

A programme coming to Taupō next month aims to help Kiwi girls unlock their talent and be their best selves.

February 18, 2022

Southern Steel defender stops playing netball to do missionary work

One of the ANZ Premiership’s leading defenders is embarking on overseas missionary work.

August 1, 2021

NZ Youth Resilience Profile

Well over 1 in 4 of primary and intermediate school students are anxious.

June 18, 2021

Netball: Paris Lokotui takes leap to elite level like a duck to water

In the face of it water polo and netball might seem like two sports that have very little in common but multi-talented Pulse midcourter Paris Lokotui knows otherwise.

June 8, 2021

Fifita credits those in front for success

The Southern Steel has to shut down one of the ANZ Premiership’s best attacks tomorrow.

April 21, 2021

Melika Samia and Jyordanna Davey named Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarships

The Tania Dalton Foundation (TDF), created in honour of the sporting legend

April 1, 2021

Jack Gavin joins the TRP NZ team

Jack is Head Coach at Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club and amongst his many skills

March 15, 2021

Rising netballer Parris Mason finds right chemistry in capital

A triple-code New Zealand representative, Parris Mason is focusing on her blossoming netball career and an academic future, she tells Ashley Stanley.

December 10, 2020

My Story – Theresa Ngata

It humbles me and drives me to try and make the most of my opportunities.

December 10, 2020

My Story – Holly Stewart

To be selected for a scholarship from the Tania Dalton foundation means so much to me.

December 10, 2020

My Story – Ainsleyana Puleiata

The TDF scholarship to me is a “golden opportunity”.

November 27, 2020

A first for Renee Holmes

GISBORNE sportswoman Renee Holmes is the first recipient of the Tania Dalton Foundation Trustees Award

November 24, 2020

Holly Stewart passes tennis racquet to a new generation

Young tennis star Holly Stewart's first year at a US college was cut short by the global pandemic, but she's making the most of her time back home in NZ, giving back to young women with less opportunity.

November 7, 2020

Kiwi netball stars Ketz-ke fashion turn to support Tania Dalton Foundation

The hoop at the end of the netball court isn't the only goal Vika Koloto's shooting for.

October 13, 2020

Canterbury rugby stars guiding girls to the field

Some of Canterbury's champion rugby players are giving back to the game early - coaching teams on top of their work and playing commitments, so young girls have the chance to play.

September 23, 2020

The anatomy of a comeback: netball prodigy rebounds

One distressing knee injury after another would be enough to crush most young athletes, but not Ainsleyana Puleiata. The rising netball and sevens star tells Suzanne McFadden how she twice overcame the mental and physical torment - and now the black dress beckons.

July 7, 2020

Young basketballer eyes future far offshore

The future's looking bright for Junior Tall Fern Leah Mafua - pursuing a US college scholarship in basketball, and a business degree that's focused on the sea.

September 1, 2020

Tayla Dalton stuck in hoops limbo as Covid puts US college scholarship on hold

Kiwi hoops prodigy Tayla Dalton feels like she’s had the rug whipped from under her feet as she remains stuck in a Covid-enforced sporting limbo that fills her with equal parts frustration and unease.

March 7, 2020

Teri MacDonald: Tania Dalton Scholarship

Blue Diamond Teri MacDonald has been named as a 2020 scholarship recipient for the Tania Dalton Foundation

July 24, 2020

Poletti sisters moving mountains for late dad

Rivals on the rugby field, sisters Nina and Caterina Poletti will race together in the Coast to Coast - and in both, their late dad will be alongside them.

July 10, 2020

Teen Khiarna puts in the miles to make Magic

Talented teenage shooter Khiarna Williams is committed to travelling 18 hours a week - after school - to realise her netball dreams.

June 7, 2020

Holmes aims for black jersey in fourth NZ sport

Renee Holmes has already represented New Zealand in three sports. After a "disheartening” incident in her soccer career, she switched to rugby - and now aims to make that four.

May 29, 2020

Hundreds of touch and netballs handed out to Whangārei schools

Whangārei students have hundreds of new touch and netballs at their fingertips thanks to Rebel Sports and the Tania Dalton Foundation.

May 25, 2020

Samalulu steers through unforeseen seas

One of three athletic siblings, Samalulu Clifton is edging towards her dream of representing New Zealand in two water sports. But lockdown has whipped up an unexpected family challenge.

May 7, 2020

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.

May 7, 2020

The Resilience Project launches in New Zealand

The official launch of The Resilience Project into New Zealand schools

March 3, 2020

Young touch star helped by Tania Dalton’s legacy

A fledgling touch rugby international is one of 12 new scholarship recipients as the Tania Dalton Foundation reaches a milestone.

January 20, 2020

Seven question with Mahina Paul

We catch up with Black Ferns Sevens player Mahina Paul ahead of the first ever HSBC Women's World Sevens tournament on home soil.

October 24, 2019

The rugby Princess kicking up a storm

Princess Elliot's family moved from small-town Kawerau to the big smoke, so the young teen could make her name in netball. But now she's bewitched by rugby, with the very real dream of becoming a Black Fern Sevens star.

September 17, 2019

Silver Ferns icon caught in Paris’ spell

Irene van Dyk reckons she “hit the jackpot” when she was asked to mentor Paris Lokotui

July 11, 2019

Tania Dalton Foundation helping Farah Palmer Cup's youngest stars

A foundation created in the memory of one of our top netballers is lending a helping hand to a group of rugby players who are making waves in the Farah Palmer Cup.

August 28, 2019

Lifesaver Lucy stays true to her Niuean roots

Had Ray Makaea not been washed out to sea off Auckland’s wild west coast, his daughter Lucy would not be telling this story.

May 29, 2019

Young baller driven by the love of her sister

A leader on and off the court, Rotorua teenager Waiata Jennings is well on the way to realising her dream of wearing the silver fern in two different sports.

April 18, 2019

Princess by name, princess by ability

TDF scholarship recipient, Princess Elliott is one of the young guns in the Open Women's Touch Blacks team heading off to the Touch World Cup next week in Malaysia.

March 11, 2019

Tania Dalton's legacy lives on in scholarships, geared to change lives of young sportswomen

Silver Ferns legend Tania Dalton's legacy is living on through her foundation

January 1, 2019

Tania Dalton Foundation names second-year intake of scholarship recipients

12 scholarship recipients named for personal mentoring and fiscal support included rising talent from Grey Lynn, Zaaliyah Kalaihi-Fulu.

October 29, 2018

REDBULL IGNITE7 PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Isla Norman-Bell

TDF scholarship recipient Isla Norman-Bell is named in Ignite7 programme

October 12, 2018

Tania Dalton Foundation inspires Whangārei girls

A pilot school holiday programme aimed at building strong sporting values

July 19, 2018

Tania Dalton Foundation - don't just support it, use it, southerners urged

20th anniversary game at Stadium Southland raises money for the Foundation

July 9, 2018

Young Māori sportswomen awarded Tania Dalton scholarship

Isla Norman-Bell and Mahina Paul have received inaugural scholarships

June 21, 2018

Foundation honouring Dalton’s memory to a T

Tania Dalton's legacy lives on, with the help of some Silver Ferns legends, and a strong dose of her fun and humour. Suzanne McFadden reports.

April 6, 2018

Unleashing Epic Potential through Epic Support

12 months on from her passing, the Tania Dalton Foundation names their first scholarship recipients

March 3, 2018

Tania Dalton's legacy honoured through new scholarship programme

On Monday, the foundation announced its first initiative by awarding scholarships to 11 athletes from challenging circumstances.

March 1, 2018

The sporting scholarship helping promising women

Tania Dalton Foundation Founder Duane Dalton speaks to Duncan Garner

December 1, 2022

Meet TDF Mentor, Debbie Fuller

Being a TDF Mentor involves upholding the Mana of a dear friend.

Renee Holmes spent a long time on the road on her way to becoming a Black Fern

Renee Holmes travelled a long way to get to where she is with the Black Ferns – often with her dad, Laurie, behind the wheel of a car.

Sylvia Brunt right at home as youngest member of Black Ferns' Rugby World Cup squad

Sylvia Brunt claims she never would have imagined being part of the Black Ferns’ Rugby World Cup squad as recently as five months ago.

Could Parris Mason be our next dual-international sports star?

"It was definitely a surprise," Mason told 1News.

Zoe Crawford making waves in the pool and on the beach

Zoe Crawford is one of our epic Tania Dalton Foundation scholarship recipients

Tara Turner flourishing in northland kauri set up

Tara Turner is a quick-stepping outside back who, in common with Black Ferns' Amy Rule and Patricia Maliepo, is a recipient of the Taina Dalton Scholarship.

Southern Steel defender stops playing netball to do missionary work

One of the ANZ Premiership’s leading defenders is embarking on overseas missionary work.

Netball: Paris Lokotui takes leap to elite level like a duck to water

In the face of it water polo and netball might seem like two sports that have very little in common but multi-talented Pulse midcourter Paris Lokotui knows otherwise.

Fifita credits those in front for success

The Southern Steel has to shut down one of the ANZ Premiership’s best attacks tomorrow.

Melika Samia and Jyordanna Davey named Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarships

The Tania Dalton Foundation (TDF), created in honour of the sporting legend

My Story – Theresa Ngata

It humbles me and drives me to try and make the most of my opportunities.

My Story – Holly Stewart

To be selected for a scholarship from the Tania Dalton foundation means so much to me.

My Story – Ainsleyana Puleiata

The TDF scholarship to me is a “golden opportunity”.

A first for Renee Holmes

GISBORNE sportswoman Renee Holmes is the first recipient of the Tania Dalton Foundation Trustees Award

Holly Stewart passes tennis racquet to a new generation

Young tennis star Holly Stewart's first year at a US college was cut short by the global pandemic, but she's making the most of her time back home in NZ, giving back to young women with less opportunity.

Canterbury rugby stars guiding girls to the field

Some of Canterbury's champion rugby players are giving back to the game early - coaching teams on top of their work and playing commitments, so young girls have the chance to play.

The anatomy of a comeback: netball prodigy rebounds

One distressing knee injury after another would be enough to crush most young athletes, but not Ainsleyana Puleiata. The rising netball and sevens star tells Suzanne McFadden how she twice overcame the mental and physical torment - and now the black dress beckons.

Young basketballer eyes future far offshore

The future's looking bright for Junior Tall Fern Leah Mafua - pursuing a US college scholarship in basketball, and a business degree that's focused on the sea.

Teri MacDonald: Tania Dalton Scholarship

Blue Diamond Teri MacDonald has been named as a 2020 scholarship recipient for the Tania Dalton Foundation

Poletti sisters moving mountains for late dad

Rivals on the rugby field, sisters Nina and Caterina Poletti will race together in the Coast to Coast - and in both, their late dad will be alongside them.

Teen Khiarna puts in the miles to make Magic

Talented teenage shooter Khiarna Williams is committed to travelling 18 hours a week - after school - to realise her netball dreams.

Holmes aims for black jersey in fourth NZ sport

Renee Holmes has already represented New Zealand in three sports. After a "disheartening” incident in her soccer career, she switched to rugby - and now aims to make that four.

Samalulu steers through unforeseen seas

One of three athletic siblings, Samalulu Clifton is edging towards her dream of representing New Zealand in two water sports. But lockdown has whipped up an unexpected family challenge.

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.

Young touch star helped by Tania Dalton’s legacy

A fledgling touch rugby international is one of 12 new scholarship recipients as the Tania Dalton Foundation reaches a milestone.

Seven question with Mahina Paul

We catch up with Black Ferns Sevens player Mahina Paul ahead of the first ever HSBC Women's World Sevens tournament on home soil.

The rugby Princess kicking up a storm

Princess Elliot's family moved from small-town Kawerau to the big smoke, so the young teen could make her name in netball. But now she's bewitched by rugby, with the very real dream of becoming a Black Fern Sevens star.

Silver Ferns icon caught in Paris’ spell

Irene van Dyk reckons she “hit the jackpot” when she was asked to mentor Paris Lokotui

Tania Dalton Foundation helping Farah Palmer Cup's youngest stars

A foundation created in the memory of one of our top netballers is lending a helping hand to a group of rugby players who are making waves in the Farah Palmer Cup.

Lifesaver Lucy stays true to her Niuean roots

Had Ray Makaea not been washed out to sea off Auckland’s wild west coast, his daughter Lucy would not be telling this story.

Young baller driven by the love of her sister

A leader on and off the court, Rotorua teenager Waiata Jennings is well on the way to realising her dream of wearing the silver fern in two different sports.

Princess by name, princess by ability

TDF scholarship recipient, Princess Elliott is one of the young guns in the Open Women's Touch Blacks team heading off to the Touch World Cup next week in Malaysia.

Tania Dalton's legacy lives on in scholarships, geared to change lives of young sportswomen

Silver Ferns legend Tania Dalton's legacy is living on through her foundation

Tania Dalton Foundation names second-year intake of scholarship recipients

12 scholarship recipients named for personal mentoring and fiscal support included rising talent from Grey Lynn, Zaaliyah Kalaihi-Fulu.

REDBULL IGNITE7 PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Isla Norman-Bell

TDF scholarship recipient Isla Norman-Bell is named in Ignite7 programme

Tania Dalton Foundation - don't just support it, use it, southerners urged

20th anniversary game at Stadium Southland raises money for the Foundation

Young Māori sportswomen awarded Tania Dalton scholarship

Isla Norman-Bell and Mahina Paul have received inaugural scholarships

Foundation honouring Dalton’s memory to a T

Tania Dalton's legacy lives on, with the help of some Silver Ferns legends, and a strong dose of her fun and humour. Suzanne McFadden reports.

Unleashing Epic Potential through Epic Support

12 months on from her passing, the Tania Dalton Foundation names their first scholarship recipients

Tania Dalton's legacy honoured through new scholarship programme

On Monday, the foundation announced its first initiative by awarding scholarships to 11 athletes from challenging circumstances.

The sporting scholarship helping promising women

Tania Dalton Foundation Founder Duane Dalton speaks to Duncan Garner

Pass It Forward visits New Plymouth schools

The Foundation and scholarship recipient, Parris Mason visited and delivered Pass it Forward balls to schools in her community, New Plymouth

Pass it Forward balls delivered to schools in Hamilton

The Foundation and scholarship recipient, Teri Macdonald visited and delivered Pass it Forward balls to schools in her community, Hamilton.

Hundreds of touch and netballs handed out to Whangārei schools

Whangārei students have hundreds of new touch and netballs at their fingertips thanks to Rebel Sports and the Tania Dalton Foundation.

The Resilience Project's curriculum in schools

As 2022 dawned, bringing with it an optimism for a gradual release from the restrictions of covid,

NZ Youth Resilience Profile

Well over 1 in 4 of primary and intermediate school students are anxious.

Jack Gavin joins the TRP NZ team

Jack is Head Coach at Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club and amongst his many skills

The Resilience Project launches in New Zealand

The official launch of The Resilience Project into New Zealand schools