Kaupapa: Netball

Sheridan Bignall returns to netball roots

Taroi Black

Ka tākaro a Sheridan Bignall mō te kapa Pulse i tā rātou tukinga ki ngā Vixens o Poipiripi a te pō nei. Ā, e rongonuitia whānuitia ana tana kauhau ki te ao ā tihi ki ngā whiringa whakamutunga Poitarawhiri o Beko. Ka puta tana kauhau i roto i te reo Pākeha, reo Māori hoki.

He hokinga atu ki ngā papa tākaro o te kāinga mō Sheridan Bignall whai muri i tōna tau nui me te kapa Central i roto i te tauwhainga Beko.

Hei tā te kaitakaro a Atareta McClauseland-Durie, “Ki āhau he tino pai mo mātou ngā kaiārai.  He tino tohunga ia mo ēra momo mea. He tino pai ia nātemea he pai ia ki te whakamārama i ngā mea me mahi.”

Engari ko tāna mihi i te mutunga o te whiringa toa i tēra wiki, e rongonui ana i te ipurangi.

Hei tā Bignall, (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu), “I'm just blown away by how much support people, the words that they expressing and the gratitude. It's just humbling to be in this position.”

Koia te tuatahi o ngā kaitākaro poitarawhiti ki te mihi i roto i te reo Māori me te reo Pākēhā.

E ai ki a Bignall, “It was really important too, (as) all but one person in our team, were Māori.”

Whai muri ake i tēra, ka karangahia ia e te kaiako o te kapa Pulse, e Tanya Dearns, kia whai wāhi atu ia ki te tukinga nui ki ngā Melbourne Vixens i tēnei pō, whai muri i te wharanga ki te pouwāenga toki, ki a Elias Scheres.

Hei tā Bignall, “So I was really stoked and just so humble there's an opportunity for me to be a part of an environment that I’ve been aiming to be in for quite a while.”

E rua tekau mā toru ngā wha o tēnei māmā, ko tōna tino hiahia, he whakapakari i tōna reo hei tauira mā tāna tama, mā Owaka.