NZ Open Mixed Profiles


Melissa Buchanan

Name Melissa-Jane Buchanan
Date of birth 1/09/1989
Touch History  
Which Province do you play for? Counties Manukau 
   
Which grassroots module did you start playing at? All Seasons
   
What are your representative achievements so far? Counties U21's, Open Mixed, Open Womens - 2004-2008. NTS - 2006-2008, New Zealand U19 Girls - 2007. New Zealand Secondary Girls - 2005. NTS Tournament Team - 2008. 
   
In which key events were you part of a winning team All NTS Tournaments placed first. Winners of Secondary School Nationals 6 years in a row. 
   
Apart from playing do you coach or referee? Elementary Referee
   
Are any family members involved in Touch? Yes family teams. 
   
What are your aspirations with Touch? To always enjoy the game. Make the New Zealand Open Mixed Team for World Cup. 
   
All About You  
   
Which High School did you attend? Papakura High 
   
What is your chosen career? Motherhood
   
Have you made representative sides in other sports? Counties Secondary Girls Rugby 2005-2006.
   
What are you goals in life? To make sure my son has the best life possible. 
   
Who do you admire? My poppa Ted (because he died when I was a baby). Chris Brown. 
   
What is your best moment playing Touch? Scooping from halfway in our NTS final against Wellys 2008. 



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