Charlotte Davis

New Zealand Under 19 Womens Touch Rugby squad member Charlotte Davis (16) will soon have the chance to be selected for a significant trans-Tasman match in 2011 thanks to her Mazda Foundation grant.

The Mangere teenager received a $3,854 grant which will contribute towards transport and accommodation costs for a Labour Weekend training and selection camp. Those selected at the camp will travel to New South Wales in 2011 to take on their Australian counterparts in a trans-Tasman tournament.

“I’m thrilled to receive a Mazda Foundation grant. As well as making the team, I need to fundraise to attend training camps and tournaments and the grant will enable me to do this. I am a committed achiever and am determined to make the trans-Tasman team and perform at my best,” said Davis.

Davis is heavily involved in sports having represented her school, Manurewa High School, and Counties Manukau at basketball and touch rugby.