It is with great sorrow we advise the NZ Handball community of the passing of Shaza Smit, a former NZ Senior Women's team member. Shaza passed away in Australia on 8 January after a brave fight against cancer. All of us at NZ Handball send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Smit family. Her short 24 years touched the world in such an amazing and positive way. Her wonderful positivity and wicked sense of humour will ensure her star continues to shine in our memories.