Ryan Forlong | Sport2018
My name is Ryan Forlong, I am 18 years old and I am the Sports Captain at Tauranga Boys College 2017. My competitive nature has been developed throughout my life mainly through my involvement and commitment in sport. Being part of a team has taught me much including life and people skills, time management, patience and sportsmanship. This year I have been named as the Captain of the Beach Volleyball team, Captain of the Senior A Indoor Volleyball team and Captain of the 1st 11 Hockey team. I have also won national titles Beach Volleyball titles for Junior NZSS and U19 age groups, been named in the tournament team at NZSS for Volleyball, MVP of the Hockey team and been chosen to represent New Zealand in U19 Beach Volleyball. I pride myself on my time management having worked part time for the past three years and not yet turning up late to a shift. As well as being committed on the sports field, I always strive to produce the best work possible in class passing NCEA Level 1 with excellence, NCEA Level 2 with merit and am on the way to completing NCEA Level 3 to the same high standard. I have tried to have an impact on the community when possible and the best opportunity for me to do this is during October every year when the annual Tauranga Pink Walk raising awareness for breast cancer. In 2014, my Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer which proved to be a very though time for my family and me personally. After mum made a full recovery I made a vow to myself to gather a group of mates every year to take part in this event as it is a good way for me to say thanks to the organisation that saved my mums life.