Aleshia Taylor


  • NZIS Certificate in Sport and Recreation – Level 2

  • NZIS Certificate in Sport Studies – Level 3

  • Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Science - Level 5

  • Diploma in Sport (Advanced Sport Management) – Level 6 - (Current)

Aleisha is a driven student at New Zealand Institute of Sport, having completed the highest level of education now with the school and pursuing work opportunities. With a passion for sports, Aleisha represented New Zealand in AFL in 2014, and winning the title of Rookie of the Year for Rugby League at Point Chevalier.

Aleisha says joining New Zealand Institute of Sport has given her the boost of confidence and direction in life she needed to open doors. After completing her final Diploma in Sports Management she now hopes to work within Sports Marketing, Event Management, or continue with Coaching.

“I was really uncertain as to what I was going to do with my life. I’d moved countries, and hadn’t met many friends and felt really unmotivated. As I love sport and anything to do with sport, a friend told me about NZIS, and I thought I should give it a shot. It was the best thing I have done. I found a really supportive family environment, where I made friends easily, felt comfortable and started to achieve. The tutors were fantastic and suddenly I was getting top marks in subjects. I’d never achieved that before, and this gave me a huge boost in my confidence, which motivated me to do more.”