Veisinia Fakalelu | Sport2023
Kia orana, my name is Veisinia Mahutariki-Fakalelu. I am currently completing my final year at Hamilton Girls’ High School.
One of my strengths that I have come to know is that I am a very resilient person, having overcome many obstacles in my life so far. Last year, I lost my Mum to cancer after only knowing for 2 weeks that she was really sick. Three years prior to this my dad lost his battle to cancer. My siblings and I have stuck together and know we want to do everything we can to make our parents proud. I know that they will be pushing and guiding me in all I set out to do.
I am very fortunate that my parents have instilled many values which I live by today. I am an empathetic person readily identifying with other people’s situations and clearly seeing something from their perspective. My family and I volunteer at ‘The Serve’ every Wednesday night. We prepare and serve food to families in need and the homeless in Hamilton. I feel that my small contribution enables me to help those in need and this humbles me and reminds me to be grateful for what I have.
While being a student at Hamilton Girls’ I have been fortunate to win 2 x New Zealand Secondary School Touch National Titles, 2 x Top 4 Rugby 1st XV National Rugby Titles. Perhaps if Covid had not happened we may have had more titles and also a Rugby Sevens as well. I have also won 2 x Waikato U18 Girls Touch National Titles. I have been a part of the winning Farah Palmer Cup Waikato Women’s Rugby Team in 2021. I have a very strong work ethic and am goal focussed. Being a part of winning teams has taught me what it takes to win and the commitment that is needed to succeed. I have been so fortunate to have this at a young age and can only get better from here.
With my strong sports background playing Rugby, Rugby 7s, Touch and Netball, representing HGHS, Waikato, Cook Islands and New Zealand, this has put me in a good position to achieve my future goal. My ultimate sporting goal is to make the Black Ferns rugby team. I also want to become a fully qualified physiotherapist. As well as rugby, I want to ensure my future is secure with a career path as a Physio.
I have been fortunate for the opportunities that have come my way so far and am looking forward to what is next up for me.
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