I've had the privilege to spend the last two days on the road visiting schools in and around Waikato as a Duffy Role Model. I had such a great time with the kids and can't wait to do it again next week.
Hockey has given me so much and taken me around the world over the years and it is important to recognise that not all kids grow up in the same nurturing and inspiring culture as I did but nonetheless every kid has the opportunity to achieve great things if they apply themselves and drive for success. We need to support every child in their life journeys and that's why I think the Duffy Books in Homes programme is so great and I'm proud to be a part of it.
Here's a Waikato Times article about my Duffy Books tour in schools - have a read!