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The winner of StudyQueensland's Ultimate Gap Year, Ayane Hirata from Japan, talks about realising her dream to play rugby and study a Bachelor of Sports Management at Griffith University in Australia.

The StudyQueensland Ultimate Gap Year 2014 competition winner, Ayane Hirata from Japan, shows that with determination and an Australian education she can achieve anything - even playing rugby.

Ayane's story is an inspiring story, crushing stereotypes to pursue her dream as a Japanese rugby player. Her reward of a scholarship to Griffith University to study a Bachelor of Sports Management is recognition of her contribution to the student community and dedication to pursuing her study ambitions.


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