The late Tania Dalton had a netball career spanning over 10 years and played 12 Tests for the Silver Ferns.
It's almost a year and a half since her mum passed away from a brain aneurysm but now, daughter Tayla is making a name for herself.
She was a finalist for the Under 16 Sportswoman of the Year at the Northern Region Surf Life Saving Awards.
"It's just such an awesome sport that I’ve been surrounded by my whole life, my dad was a very well-known legend for it, but it's awesome to be surrounded by the water, surf just creates the coolest people," Tayla said at the awards.
Andrea McVeigh spoke on behalf of those who worked alongside Dalton in the commentary box.
The 16-year-old is part of Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club on Auckland's North Shore, a club she describes as a privilege to be a part of.
"They've had our backs since day dot and as a family we're very fortunate to be surrounded by cool people."
Mairangi Bay is also home to Black Fin Danielle McKenzie.
McKenzie was the first New Zealand woman to win an open individual title at the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and is someone Tayla looks up to at her club.
"She's almost like a big sister but then at the same time, completely a role model," Tayla said.
"I totally aspire to be like her and she's absolutely killing it over in Australia."
But it doesn't stop at surf life saving for Tayla.
She's just been in Belarus representing New Zealand in the Under 17 Basketball World Cup, along with other sporting commitments.
She admits her schedule can get a bit hectic.
"I'm getting home at 10 most nights; I eat a lot of food. My poor family have to deal with me when I'm a bit tired."
Speaking of family, there's someone missing from her support crew but Tayla says she still feels her mum's presence every day.
The bubbly 45-year-old was fondly remembered as popular, feisty and just a little bit crazy.
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"She'd love to be here having a few wines tonight but I know she'll be here with us.
"She's honestly the biggest inspiration in my life and I'm very lucky to have her watching over me each day."
Story by 1 NEWS Sport producer Maddy Lloyd
The 16-year-old has excelled in both basketball and surf life saving.
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Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of this Quad Series clash between the Silver Ferns and the England Roses from Spark Arena in Auckland.
FULLTIME - SILVER FERNS 39 ENGLAND ROSES 52
England were just too good for the Silver Ferns in the final quarter. Their defence was key to their win, earning themselves several turnovers at will. England scored 14 points in the final quarter with New Zealand only able to convert five points.
Te Paea Selby-Rickit misses her first shot of the match but gets the rebound and converts her second attempt. NZ get a turnover late in the quarter but appears Maria Folau wasn't aware of how much time was on the clock. A missed chance to close the gap - England lead 38-34.
England have been relentless on defence and secure another turnover. They have been giving the home side real trouble inside the shooting circle. But the Silver Ferns are starting to find their groove - closing the gap.
The scores are level after England make a mistake at the middle of the court to hand the ball back to the Ferns. Ameliaranne Ekenasio has converted one shot with Maria Folau landing a long range goal.
QUARTER 1 - SILVER FERNS 0 ENGLAND ROSES 0
And we are underway with the Silver Ferns with possession to start match. Maria Folau misses her first shot at goal and England get the rebound and move the ball quickly down the court.
A new dawn rises on the Silver Ferns and New Zealand netball with Noeline Taurua taking charge of the side following a disastrous final 10 months under Janine Southby.
Taurua's first test comes in the shape of Commonwealth Games gold medallists England.
New Zealand will be bolstered by the return of legends Casey Kopua, and Laura Langman - who will assume the captaincy as she makes her international comeback.
It's not all positives for the Silver Ferns with star defender Temalisi Fakahokotau ruled out for the rest of the year with a ruptured ACL.
New Zealand: Karin Burger, Gina Crampton, Aliyah Dunn, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Maria Folau, Katrina Grant, Laura Langman (c), Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Sam Sinclair, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, Elisapeta Toeava, Jane Watson.
England: Ama Agbeze (c), Jade Clarke, Kadeen Corbin, Sasha Corbin, Jodie Gibson, Layla Guscoth, Serena Guthrie, Jo Harten, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, Geva Mentor, Chelsea Pitman.