Leilani holds the qualities of a kind, honest and dependable leader. At school she is an all rounder and is involved in vast acticities while maintaining a consistently strong work ethic. She is a passionate sportswoman and outstanding Netballer. In 2012 she gained a SPACPAC award for Pacifika Achievement.
Aaron Webb from Sport Canterbury spoke highly of Leilani's personal qualitites at the First Foundation Awards ceremony in Christchurch. 'Leilani displayed an exceptionally positive and enthusiastic personality when interviewing for the scholarship and was genuinely excited about being able to work in sport. Leilani displayed the commitment to participation in sport that exemplifies our organisational values and vision through her application and interview, and we are excited to offer her an opportunity to develop her skills and knowledge in the sport industry.'
Leilani has ambitions of becoming a Physiotherapist and continuing with her love of sport.