Young fans (from left) Charntell Kennedy, Jamelia Kennedy and Leevi Tupa line up for netballer Julianna Naoupu's autograph at the Claudelands Event Centre, in Hamilton, in 2012. Children often see sporting stars like Naoupu, who played for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic team, as role models.
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