Leanna Ryan | Sport2018
Formally a farm girl from South Canterbury, I am a University student by day, studying my Masters in Organisational Psychology and train in athletics and rugby sevens by night. My motivation and tenacity has led me to pursue a sporting dream of one day representing New Zealand at the Olympics. I strive to put my best foot forward, whether at home university, or on the sports field. As a keen sportswomen, I have dabbled in soccer, athletics, touch, tennis and rugby while growing up. I have a competitive soul, but I especially love the social side of sport the most, whether it be through participating, coaching, or supporting from the sideline. Since taking up athletics as a 7 year old, I have won several National titles in 100m Hurdles and numerous top 3 placing in the Long Jump and 100m throughout the age groups. My proudest sporting achievement to date was breaking the u19 National Secondary Schools record in the 100m hurdles. I am a member of the Black Ferns Sevens Development team, which has allowed me the opportunity to travel to Japan for the Hokkaido Sevens Tournament 2017.