We look forward to soon bringing you the inspiring career story of Maia Lewis.
Maia was passionate about sport growing up and is, in fact, a triple international having represented NZ in Hockey, and both Outdoor and Indoor Cricket. She played 70 one-day internationals for the White Ferns and in 2006 was appointed a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Cricket. She was the first Maori woman to be inducted into Lords, the hallowed ground in London which is seen to be the ‘home of cricket’.
Maia holds a Bachelor of Education specialising in Physical Education, Health and Te Reo Maori and worked as a teacher at Hutt Valley High School. More recently her work has continued to revolve around the world of sport. She’s an experienced cricket coach and has coached the Blind Caps, the Auckland Hearts women’s cricket team and last year was asked to coach the first ever NZ Maori secondary schools girls cricket team. She’s also been a Board Director for the Blind Sport Association and Northland Cricket. Alongside that she worked for a number of years for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, looking to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport. Currently she’s the Relationship Manager for College Sport Auckland.
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