Tania Dalton

“Helping young people was a passion of Tania’s and, through the work of her Foundation, we honour her memory”

Our Purpose

The Tania Dalton Foundation (TDF) aims to make a meaningful difference to young people in our community. It has been established to help young people, from a range of circumstances and at different stages of their development, to unlock their talent and their best selves, for their sport and for themselves – to live the biggest life they can.

Our goal is ambitious. To engage with thousands of young New Zealanders via a range of programme, aimed to make a positive and measurable impact; to enable New Zealand’s youth to live their biggest life with sport as their guide – as Tania did.


A Message from Duane

Tania will be remembered for an incredible sporting legacy, as one of New Zealand’s favourite sporting personalities. She was a naturally talented athlete who backed it up with guts and heart as a player and a team mate.

Even more than her sporting success though, she will be remembered for how she lived every day. She lived as we might all strive for – never on the side line, always in the action, bringing her A-game as standard… with a big heart and an easy smile, sucking the juice out of life.

Tania believed in the power of sport to teach young people how to be our best. That the rules of the game help guide us on and off the court or the field.

The Tania Dalton Foundation has been established to ensure Tania’s passion for sport and for helping others lives on.

Thank you for your support.

Duane Dalton


Our Trustees

Tania Dalton is a registered Charitable Trust (CC54705) and is governed by a talented group of trustees, all of whom shared a special bond with Tania. They also share a passion for young people, sport and equality.



Helping young people was a passion of Tania’s and, through the work of the Foundation, we honour her memory.
— Duane Dalton