Archibald and Shorter North Shore partners ‘The Tania Dalton Foundation’ celebrates 5 years.

Tania Dalton Foundation welcomed the arrival of twelve new deserving recipients for its scholarship programme. The 2022 recipients join forty-nine young talented sport women across New Zealand.

The foundation created in honour of the sporting legend, supports young New Zealanders from all circumstances and stages of development to unlock their potential and their best selves.

Our team at Archibald and Shorter North Shore is proud to support the Tania Dalton Foundation and provide support for scholarship receiver Qaizden Stephano for the duration of her scholarship. Qaizden is a Power Forward/Centre that has stood out in age group Basketball at Takapuna Grammar. In 2020 she was invited to attend Junior Tall Ferns Development camps and is currently in the trial process for the NZU19 team that will compete at Asian qualifiers in India later this year.

The Scholarship Programme which honours Tania’s passion for supporting young women in a range of sports she loved and enjoyed. The three year programme provides financial support, mentoring, and personal development workshops to 12 talented and deserving young sports women each year.

Each recipient is paired up with a scholarship partner, who has provided the financial support for the three-year programme. Scholarship partners from previous years have committed to supporting another Tania Dalton scholarship recipient this year.

Founder and husband, Duane Dalton says Tania would be absolutely thrilled with the progress the Foundation has made. Having the chance to see the girls enter the program and then watch them progress through until they graduate is humbling and something Tania would absolutely cherish.

The programme provides girls opportunities to connect with like-minded athletes and with experienced mentors. The mentor and recipient relationship is important as the support goes beyond sport.

The ultimate goal of the programme is for these young women to then ‘pay it forward’ and contribute back to their communities and continue the legacy for future generations. “Given our recent challenges as a society this is an aspect of the programme that really resonates with Tania’s passion. Giving back is often more rewarding than receiving and it's so great to see the girls truly embracing this key pillar in the Foundation's purpose” adds Duane.

Information supplied by the Tania Dalton Foundation.

About the Tania Dalton Foundation :

  1. The Tania Dalton Foundation exists to make a meaningful impact on young people in New Zealand. It has been established to help the recipients, from all kinds of circumstances and at different stages of their development, to unlock their best selves.
  2. To date, across the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 the flagship Programme has seen thirty-six scholarships awarded to talented and deserving young sports women across NZ.
  3. The 3-year scholarship provides financial support ($5k per year), pastoral support, one on one mentoring and personal development workshops.
  4. The Scholarship Programme will seek the support of 12 recipients over a three-year period in the second induction and sign new recruits each year.
  5. The recipients are involved with numerous sports, many that Tania and her family had a strong bond with, including: Netball, tennis, rugby, touch, rugby sevens, Surf Lifesaving and basketball.
  6. Mentors involved in the Scholarship Programme include well-known and respected friends and colleagues of Tania’s from a range of disciplines including sports, business, finance and media industries.
  7. Contributions for the Tania Dalton Foundation can be made at a range of different commitment levels, including: Scholarship Funders, Funding Organisations, Pro Bono Partners and Donors. Donations can be made by visiting the GiveALittle page.
  8. More information can be found here -