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.

TDF scholarship recipient, Waiata Jennings is a great example of how anything is possible, with support, diligence and tenacity - and some special motivation. The Rotorua teenager is excelling in two sports – basketball and netball - and has already represented her country on the world stage. She dreams of becoming a double international. She speaks fluent Māori and is a cultural leader – among her many prefect roles – at St Peter’s, Cambridge. The Year 13 student, who also does some modelling, wants to play college basketball in the United States next year, while studying law. Her motivation to achieve all of these things comes from her elder sister, Te Manaia, and the challenges she faces. Click the link to read more.