Name: Tesi Niu
Age: 18 years old
Year level at Marsden State High School: Graduated in 2018
What sport do you excel in: Rugby league
Tell us a bit about yourself and your achievements:
I am from a great family, with my Mum being my inspiration. Through the support of my Mum, Dad, three brothers and my sister, I have been able to reach many of my goals. I am a proud Marsden Mako and as a school we finished in the Top 4 in Australia when I was at school. I made the Australian Schoolboy team for U15 and U18, as well as representing all Queensland junior sides. I have represented Tonga at an international level and recently fulfilled my dream of playing in the NRL with the Brisbane Broncos.
How has the community supported you?
Marsden has supported me since Year 7 and provided a professional environment for me to become the man I am today. Marsden has provided me with so many essential skills.
How has Grand Plaza positively impacted or assisted you?
Grand Plaza has always been a sponsor and great supporter of rugby league at Marsden SHS. We were a part of the Friends of Grand Plaza program and we would often travel to the Plaza for team functions and outings. They (Grand Plaza) were able to ensure we had professional team kits and assisted to supply all our league teams with jerseys, some 400 kids.
Where would you like to be in 10 years’ time?
I hope to continue my NRL career.
What are your favourite stores at Grand Plaza?
Photograph credit: Gregg Porteous/ NRL Photos