Currently in Year 11, the talented fifteen-year-old is a relative newcomer to the sport after being introduced to the game only three years ago at the Waitakere Cricket Club (WCC). Yet, in that short timeframe she has not only become one of Sunderland’s strongest players but has also been selected for five different teams and academies in both indoor and outdoor cricket.

“I enjoy being able to play with several different teams because I get to meet different groups of people who share the same interests as me and because of this we all become very close,” says Shaiy. “We have a shared goal, and that is to have fun and win.”

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