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    August 7, 2019

    Aira Abello Named Recipient of Women to Watch Grant


    Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Aira Abello has been named a recent recipient of the Sport Manitoba 'Women to Watch' athlete grant!  Aira has been active in basketball for 9 years now and is a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team program.  She going into grade 12 at Sisler High School this fall.   


    SUMMER 2019 PLAYER PROFILE

    TEAM
    17U Female
    POSITION
    Guard
    FIRST NAME
    Aira
    LAST NAME
    Abello
    PRESENT AGE
    16
    CITY/TOWN
    Winnipeg
    PRESENT GRADE
    Grade 11
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL
    9 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Sisler High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Sisler High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
    Manitoba Magic
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
    Kyrie Irving/Boston Celtics
    SUMMER GOALS
    My goals for the summer are to win a medal at Nationals and improve as an overall player.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
    To play for a University basketball.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
    Defeating the #2 ranked Tier 1 team and making it to finals.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
    My parents and Michael Tan.
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
    After high school, I would like to attend University/College and be a Kinesiologist.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
    When my basketball playing career is over, I'd like to be apart of the Basketball Community.


    Past basketball recipients of this award include...  VIEW MORE ON PAST WINNERS
    • Emily Johnson 
    • Abby Smith
    • Anna Kernaghan
    • Maltha Uwambajimana
    • Claire Signatovich
    • Niyah Becker
    • Raizel Guinto
    • Jordan Tully
    • Robyn Boulanger
    • Kerilynn MacLennan
    • Atoosa Jalayeri
    • Jasmine Ibrahim
    • Sara Ibrahim
    • Kerri Kuzbyt
    • Emily Potter
    • Brittany Wiebe
    • Danielle Baril
    • Adele Baril
    • Morgan Cross
    • Danielle DeGagne
    • Krystal Schouten
    In partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.

    MORE INFORMATION ON WOMEN TO WATCH GRANT




    CONGRATULATIONS AIRA!
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