Jade Fairley | Sport2023
Ko Aoraki rāua Ko Kopukairoa ōku maunga
Ko Makaawhio rāua Ko Waikato ōku awa
Ko Uruau rāua Ko Mataatua ōku waka
Ko Te Tauraka Waka a Maui rāua Ko Te Whetu o Te Rangi ōku marae
Ko Ngai Tahu rāua Ko Ngati Pukenga ōku iwi
Ko Jade Fairley tōku ingoa
Kia Ora. My name is Jade Fairley. I am a small town rural girl from Reporoa where I have grown up all my life. Growing up in Reporoa taught me a lot. It taught me to dream big and be the strong wahine Māori that rangatahi could look up to in the future.
Sports have always had a big impact in my life since I was 5 years old, when I first discovered my love for all games. I have played many codes throughout my time, but have stuck with Basketball since I was year 4 when I was introduced to the sport.
Basketball has taken me all across the country, competing in many Nationals competitions for Rotorua, as well as my schools. I was even fortunate enough to travel to Australia twice to showcase my talents, as well as many other athletes across Aotearoa.
I enjoy all aspects of the game, and learnt to ref at a young age. Recently I have also gotten into coaching Basketball as well.
I wish to give back to the Basketball community and be able to reach the next generation the skills I have received, as Basketball has given so much to me in my many years of playing.