Grace Jale hopes to be an Olympian one day. She represented New Zealand at the U20 Women’s World Cup earlier this year and will head to the States early next year to study. Grace features on the blog as part of Fijian Language Week.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
How did you get into football?
My dad and my older brothers played football so we’ve kicked the ball around in the backyard from a very young age but I didn’t officially join my first club (Bay Olympic) until I was 8.
What advice would you give aspiring athletes?
Remember why you started this all, enjoy it, but just know that it will require hard work.
How did you manage football, school and life?
Well to be honest, I’m still trying to find that balance but I think the most important thing is to sort out priorities and manage time effectively.
What are some of your most memorable moments?
What are your interests outside of football?
If you could invite five people to dinner (here or no longer here with us), who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson, David Beckham, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, and Meghan Markle.
Plans and aspirations for the future?