Hi, my name is Molly Mae Penfold and one of the sports I love playing is Touch.
I started playing when I was seven and have been fortunate enough to be selected for Counties Manukau Representative teams for the last eight years.
In 2015 I was selected for the New Zealand under 15 Girls team for the first time. It was a wonderful honour to represent my country and one of the proudest moments in my sporting careers to date. We competed in a state tournament held on the Sunshine Coast. I was lucky enough to be selected again in 2016 for same tournament.
Following a strong showing at the recent Nationals Championships, with Counties Manukau taking out the top spot, I have been selected again for the NZ under 16 Girls Team.
I love playing Touch because it keeps me active and healthy and it is fun to play. I have made many friends throughout my Touch career, some of which I have played together with since I started playing the sport.
My parents, friends and family have always helped with fundraising. I have done sausage sizzles, baby sitting, bake sales and cinema nights. We are prepared to do this again, however it is hard always asking the same people to help. I would like to raise the money in a different, more innovative way this time.
I am in an Elite Sports Programme at school and I am working hard at staying fit and injury free.
By helping me raise this money, you’ll be helping this young girl sore to new heights and represent her country at the highest level possible at the moment.
It is a challenge to juggle all of my sports and school work. Raising this money through iSport would help me concentrate on my training, school work and family life.
I have many sporting commitments and my parents are struggling to keep supporting the opportunities I am being given.
I play representative, club and School Netball, as well as playing cricket for club, school and Auckland under 18.
A big part of my involvement in these sports involves travelling away to tournaments. The benefits that go with these experiences are huge, however they are a drain on the family finances.
I am one of four children and all my siblings are heavily involved in sport. This is expensive for my parents.
I do not want to miss out on representing my country, because of financial reasons