- Age: 31
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Hometown: Eketahuna
- Project participation: Kenya and Uganda
Born and raised in New Zealand, Maia has had a lifetime of rugby experiences as a player and coach. She currently works as Program Manager for Welcome to the Game which helps young refugees connect with sport and their community as part of their settlement journey in Australia.
Seeing the young girls Maia coaches reach the next level in their careers and watching new players make their first crunching tackles – nothing beats it!
“I can’t wait to see Africa, to be there, to experience each day and to share my passion for rugby and the inspirational power of sport.”