Macey has grown up in a football playing family. The only girl with two big brothers she has had a great start to her football career in the backyard.
Macey is a talented footballer but we struggle to cover the costs to send her to training programs such as the Federation Talent Centre, National Talent Centre, club and rep tournaments such as, Futsal in Wellington in July 2015, U13’s in Taupo in Oct 2015, U17 girls in Auckland in March 2016, as well as associated club fees, and futsal fees. We are a 1.5 income family. I (Macey’s mum) work part-time, and volunteer part time for the local North Canterbury football club Waimakariri United. Both my husband and I, plus Macey’s older brothers and Macey herself in 2015 have volunteered as club coaches and referees too. We have used all our savings to pay for Macey’s training costs, and travel costs to get into Christchurch 5-6 times per week. This tour has come up at short notice and we are struggling to find a way to save the money.
Living outside of a main centre has meant a lot of travelling to extra trainings, but Macey has managed her time, and to stay grounded, do well at school, and still had time to coach an u10 girls team last season. That is her first steps to inspiring others.
MACEY IS A TALENTED FOOTBALL PLAYER BUT HER FAMILY STRUGGLES TO SEND HER TO EVENTS
HIGHEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
From club football Macey has made rep teams, club tournament teams, and rep futsal teams. She also attends the Federation Talent Centre in Christchurch, and the National Talent Centre camps in Oamaru. Macey was also selected for the NZ Football Talent Acceleration Program, and was part of the Mainland Senior Women’s PRIDE team extended training squad, all at the age of 13!
Her goal is to play for her country at World Cups and Olympics and gain a professional contract. Ultimately she wants to inspire other young girls to dream big like she has. The opportunity to travel with the NZ Secondary Schools team to Sydney would be a huge step toward her dream.