MAKERE GIBBONS PROFILE
Not many girls can lay claim to the title of Random Rugby presenter…mainly because we have never had one before. But Makere Gibbons is one of those girls. She’s the face of Random Rugby! So what does a teenage rugby host do with herself all day, we hear you ask? Actually, we have no idea! But we did get a little bit of RANDOM information from her.
- Healthy living
Three of her nineteen years of playing tennis, Makere was fortunate enough to be coached by one of the best coaches in the world named Gebhard Gitisch who is currently in Novak Djokovich’s (former number 1 and currently number 2 in the world) coaching team.
As a Top 5 nationally ranked junior, she was sponsored by Wellington Tennis who supported her in travelling to South America, Australia, Asia, Fiji, America and Europe on the International Tennis Junior Federation tour.
Makere represented New Zealand at the Oceania Champs, won a national 18s doubles title, reached the final of the 16s singles nationals, represented Wellington at national teams events numerous times and has also won an International ITF title in South America.
She has been Wellington tennis player of the year in 2010, 2012 and currently plays for Thorndon’s Regional One women’s inter club team.
- Tennis coach
- Random Rugby TV presenter
RANDOM 25 QUESTIONS
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be?
Spider - man, he has the best moves!
What’s the first book you can remember ever reading?
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
If I gave you an elephant where would you hide it?
At a family farm in Hawkes Bay
What is your favourite colour of socks to wear?
If you were a biscuit, which would you be?
Definitely an Afghan mmm!
What's your favourite meal to eat?
Mums family roast, you can't beat that!
Who according to you is the best dressed All Black?
Do you like dogs or cats?
Dogs, cats are boring
If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Boring stuff, yoghurt, milk, lots of veggies….some hidden chocolate
How many TVs do you have in your house?
If you were a t-shirt, what colour would you be?
If you were a tree, what would you be?
A coconut palm tree hanging on a tropical island
What is your strongest subject – English or Maths?
English by far
If you could have lunch with any three people (real or fictitious/from any time period/dead or alive), which three people would you choose?
John McEnroe, Michael Jackson and Dr Libby
Would you rather have your hand stuck in a jar OR your head stuck in a bucket?
Hand in a jar
Would you rather be a clown who distracts the bull OR the cowboy who rides the bull?
A clown distracting the bull
Would you rather share a plane ride with a noisy person OR a nosy person?
A noisy person would be easier to deal with, just put my headphones on and volume up!
Would you rather be a dog named Butch OR cat named Fluffy?
A dog named Butch
Would you rather eat rotten cheese OR rotten eggs?
Rotten cheese, it’s mostly rotten anyway
Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
Sunsets, I like my sleep-ins
What's the strangest talent you have?
Being able to fast forward on My Sky through the ads and push play right when the recorded program starts
Which shoe do you put on first, left or right?
What is the last thing you took a picture of?
My dog called Milo
As a kid, were you ever frightened of a monster under the bed or in the cupboard?
Yes under the bed, I use to check it all the time before bedtime
Do you have a cherished childhood toy?
Yes, my Maori doll called Manu