Kia ora everyone, my name is Jordan! I am a 16 year old with a love for basketball!
I have recently been selected for the Under 15 New Zealand Basketball Academy, travelling to Las Vegas this July. We will be taking part in 3 major tournaments against America who are a big competition for us, so I am looking forward to gaining a lot of experience while I am over there.
I have represented the Hutt Valley/Wellington region at regional and national level since the beginning of college. I have also been fortunate in representing NZ in the U16 Select Team in 2017, as well as a current member of Hutt Valley High Premiere Girls team where we came 7th in the National Secondary Schools Championship also in 2017.
This sport has taught me dedication and motivation to push through tough times and overcome struggle. This gave me the mindset of wanting to achieve more at a higher standard. Early this year, I made the decision of taking basketball seriously and pursuing a dream to succeed throughout my career and potentially receive a scholarship later in the future.
I give major credit to my parents as I know they’re extremely hard workers, who also work over time to support my dream. As we all know, finance can be tough, so I have decided to help my parents and seek assistance towards raising $2,000. This will cover the costs of flights, accommodation and uniforms.
I would be so grateful if you could support me on my journey to get there! I believe this opportunity will develop me mentally and physically as an individual athlete. I faced the struggle of having to learn so much in such a short period of time and I wish I incorporated basketball into my routine sooner. I honestly couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities life has presented me. I certainly wouldn’t be achieving what I am today if it wasn’t for all the determination and support from others.
Having the honour to represent my country in a sport that I love takes a lot of dedication and hard work. I believe that having a positive mental mind set is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.