Tania Dalton's legacy lives on in scholarships, geared to change lives of young sportswomen

Silver Ferns legend Tania Dalton's legacy is living on through her foundation, with 12 promising sportswomen from around the country are being awarded scholarships into her programme.

Dalton died two years ago after an aneurysm while playing touch rugby.

The foundation is in its second year. The scholarship is a three-year programme and gives $15,000 dollars of financial support as well as mentors to the athletes.

This year's 2019 scholarship winner Zaaliyah Kalaihi-Fulu says it is a big honour to be a chosen recipient.

"It will really help out my family, like financially but also like meeting new people and also being in Tania's legacy like that is just so amazing," said Zaaliyah Kalaihi-Fulu.

Fellow scholarship winner Paris Lokotui says she has big plans and ambitions to tick off in netball.

"My first goal is to make the under 21s, go to the under 21 world cup for New Zealand and then hopefully after that just hoping to be a Silver Fern," said Lokotui.

Dalton, who played netball for the Silver Ferns, died two years ago and has a foundation has set up in her honour. Source: 1 NEWS

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