With only 2 per cent of the population, Taranaki has managed to churn out more than its share of top taranako athletes. The one thing these top female athletes have in common: I was talking to a year-old who wants to play taranaki girls the national women's rugby team. Hobbs made her taranaki girls international team when she was 16 and competed at the under world championships.
She wasn't taranaki girls solely taraanaki athletics while she was at high school, deciding in year 13 to choose athletics, she said.
And that history is maintained by the people who have gone. Then you get success with one or two teams, and football thinks we can do this and then others taranaki girls why can't their sport do it," Cleaver said.
They just want to get into it. They've got great family support.
Taranaki school claims to be home of the country's top performing female athletes. Helen Harvey Zoe Hobbs recently broke a year-old record by running the quickest metre sprint ever by a Kiwi taranaki girls on home soil. Sport Taranaki chief executive Howie Tamati says sport taranaki girls in Taranaki are second to.
New Plymouth Girls' High School director of sports Josie Cleaver in front of a taranaki girls of the school's past and present pupils who have done girlls in their sport.