Charitable Trust Sports Grant recipient profile – Ariana Katipa

Ariana Katipa is passionate about her rugby and is proving to be quite the young prospect 

Last season we awarded Ariana a Sports Grant from our Charitable Trust to support her in her sporting endeavours.  

Through her participation last season, Ariana has been able to get more experience on the field and develop her discipline and leadership skills. Representing her U12 Red Elite team, Ariana played at the annual Tamariki National Touch Classic where her team made it to the semi-finalsAriana was also awarded MVP and most promising player by the Waikato Touch Association. 

Well done, Ariana!  

Charitable Trust Sports Grant recipient profile – Te Atawhai-Marama Katipa

Te Atawhai-Marama Katipa is a talented young rugby player and one of our recent Sports Grant recipients.  

Te Atawhai competed in number of touch rugby tournaments last season, including the annual Tamariki National Touch Classic where her U12 Black Elite team made it to the semi-finals. 

Playing rugby helped Te Atawhai  improve her health and wellbeing immensely. She gained confidence and new skills she can apply to other areas of her life.  

Congratulations, Te Atawhai!  

Charitable Trust Sports Grant recipient profile – Ihaka Wilson

Ihaka Wilson recently received a grant from our Charitable Trust to assist with travel expenses for a tag football tournament. 

Ihaka and his team, the Under 14s Aotearoa Māori Waiariki Mixed team travelled to Auckland to compete against teams from around the country. 

Ihaka’s team played well, finishing top of their pool at the end of day 2. The team intends to return in December for NZ Nationals.  

Well done, Ihaka!  

If you or someone in your whānau, would like financial support, you can apply for a sport, kaumātua, community or tertiary education grant here:  

Please note only registered members are eligible to apply.