A natural athlete, Jenny played multiple sports while at Lewis University in Illinois. Now specialising in football, Jenny has progressed to be one of the best shot-stoppers in the business, as recent displays at the World Cup and Peace Queen Cup highlighted.
My inspiration to excel: Success.
Simon Child made his debut for the Black Sticks in 2005 aged just 16. He was still attending Kings College at the time and since then he has quickly secured his place amongst our best strikers. Simon is often used as an impact player – his raw talent often causing trouble for tiring defences.
Glasgow will be the first Commonwealth Games for Marcus. Marcus is a striker, he has 66 test caps and his shirt number is 13. Marcus has good dribbling skills and passes well. He is the younger brother of Simon Child, who will also be representing New Zealand in Glasgow.
Leslie Egnot was born in the United States, but her family moved to New Zealand when she was 10 and she grew up in Christchurch. She and her sister Jenny (who was to sail for New Zealand at the Sydney 2000 Olympics) became involved in sailing.
Joelle King, born in Cambridge in 1988, became one of the 'golden girls' of New Zealand sport after her heroics at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.