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Honey Hireme-Smiler MNZM

High Performance Athlete, Disability Advisor

Hireme-Smiler, a dual rugby league / rugby union international, has been an exceptional flag bearer for New Zealand women’s rugby and rugby league.

As a former Blackfern and Kiwifern, she brings a career spanning 18 years at international level. Her commitment, passion and dedication to her sports saw her appointed as a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to sport.

Honey works as a senior disability sport advisor with the Halberg Foundation, a presenter with Sky Sport and continues to give back via coaching, mentoring and various ambassador roles, ranging from school and community to representative and international level. Her values for family are strong; she believes that sport has the power to bring people together and create strong foundations for families, teams and communities to grow.

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