Story: Children and sport

Sporting role models (2nd of 2)

Sporting role models

Young fans (from left) Charntell Kennedy, Jamelia Kennedy and Leevi Tupa line up for netballer Julianna Naoupu's autograph at the Claudelands Event Centre, in Hamilton, in 2012. Children often see sporting stars like Naoupu, who played for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic team, as role models.

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Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Identity and ethos', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013