Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Profile- Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton
(26 November 1971- 1 March 2017) 
A famous new zealand netball player, A wife, A mother and A great kiwi. 

Early Life

Born in Takapuna, New Zealand on 26 november 1971, Tania Dalton ( nee. Nicolson) grew up, destined to be an international netball legend. 


The Netballer, formerly played in positions of GS ( Goal shoot) and GA ( Goal attack) and represented New Zealand in the Netball world championships in Kingston 2003, winning gold in the event. She played in the national netball team, Silver ferns from 1996- 2004 and then briefly again from 2006- 2007.  She was also selected in 2005 but unfortunately had to decline due to injury. Tania played for the northern force in 1998 till 2000 and was apart of the championship winning southern sting from 2002- 2006. She made 12 caps for the silver ferns in total. She retired from her outstanding netball career in 2007 due to family commitments.  During 2008, Tania made a comeback to elite netball, replacing an injured australian import player in the southern steel, although she never ended up playing in for the team, she was offered a two game contract but also declined. In recent years, she has been a netball commentator for sky sport. Tania was also part owner of the new zealand franchise, Pita Pit. 


Tania Doulton collapsed on 23 february 2017 while playing a social game of touch rugby, after suffering an aneurysm, leaving her in a critical condition. On 28 February, her family sadly accepted that this was the end for Tania, resulting in her life support being turned off. She died on March 1st, leaving behind her husband and three young kids. 

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