Rise of the To’a! is a book about the most successful Tongan sports team in history – the national rugby league team. Kau To’a. Mate Ma’a Tonga. MMT. It’s about how they beat New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia in a three year period of awesomeness! How the players overcame personal challenges in their lives to achieve things others thought impossible. How they united the worldwide kingdom of Tonga. And how they inspired people of all ages to dream big.
Yvette Williams represented New Zealand in the discus, hurdles, javelin, shot put and basketball. Some people think she’s the best Kiwi athlete ever. But Yvette is most famous for a 6.24 meter long jump she made in 1952. That’s when she became the first Kiwi woman to win an Olympic gold medal. How did she do it? By aiming high and working hard that’s how. Come on, let’s find out more about Yvette Williams’ leap into history!