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Hi, Kia Ora Koutou, Taloha Ni I’m Kiana Pelasio. Sport has pretty much been my life since I was 5 years of age. I have played a range of sports while growing up - I mainly stuck to playing Touch, Basketball and Netball coming through Otago age group representatives. While I enjoyed playing as many sports as I could I found Touch and Netball being my main two sports - Touch in the summer and Netball in the winter. Playing Touch from a young age I was lucky enough to make my first New Zealand team in 2013, then in 2014, 2015, 2017.
In 2018 I had the privilege to attend the Youth World Cup in Kuala Lumpur co-captaining the U20’s New Zealand Women’s team where we got silver. 2018 was also my first year I made the Beko team for Netball and again in 2019 - at the end of last year I was selected to be a training partner for the Southern Steel. That then became a ‘replacement’ player contract during the season. To a full player contract for the Steel for 2021. I’m currently in my last year at Otago Polytechnic where I’m studying a Bachelor of Applied Management majoring in Human Resource Management and Strategic.