Melika Samia and Jyordanna Davey named Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarships

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

The Tania Dalton Foundation (TDF), created in honour of the sporting legend, last week named the fourth-year intake of deserving recipients for its Scholarship Programme. The Foundation exists to inspire young people to be the best they can be through sport, by coordinating a range of programmes aimed at making a positive and measurable impact. The main initiative for the Foundation, launched four years ago, is the Scholarship Programme which honours Tania’s passion for supporting young women in sport. Since the inception, Basketball New Zealand’s High-Performance team has worked with the Foundation by nominating players who are eligible. This is done through a committee appointed by BBNZ, which is currently Mel Downer, Jody Cameron and Shay Haira. Founder, Duane Dalton, says the programme supports talented young sportswomen from all kinds of circumstances, or those who will benefit from the unique and valuable support the Foundation can provide. “We’re in our fourth year now, with the 2018 scholarship recipients becoming alumni.  I am proud, as would Tania, of the impact these girls are having in their respective sport and community,” says Duane. Melika and Jyordanna Davey become the seventh and eighth basketballers to receive support from the Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarship Programme, which in 2021 has nominated a total of thirteen young female athletes to receive support for the three-year duration of the scholarship. Click the link to read more.