LEOTA Liana < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 31 Oct 1984 in Taihape, NZL
Height1.68 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Daughter Brooklyn
Residence Palmerston North, NZL
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Southern Steel: Invercargill, NZL
Name of coach Robyn Broughton
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for New Zealand
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Appearing in the World Youth Championships semi-final vs Australia. (southernsteel.co.nz, 09 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career Her daughter Brooklyn. (southernsteel.co.nz, 09 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Roger Federer and Dan Carter. (southernsteel.co.nz, 09 Aug 2010)
Injuries She suffered a calf strain in 2009. (tvnz.co.nz, 09 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Train as you play - the harder you train, the more rewards you get. (southernsteel.co.nz, 09 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours Trans-Tasman netball championships most valuable player award for 2010. (stuff.co.nz, 08 July 2010)
She won the 2010 ANZ Championship Player of the Year. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guide, 2010)
Other information ENGAGEMENT
She is engaged to New Zealand rugby player Johnny Leota. (stuff.co.nz, 19 Jun 2010)