| Place Of Birth || Rotorua, New Zealand |
| Residence || Auckland |
| Marital Status || Married (nee Adams) |
| Coach || Kristen Hellier |
| Recent Results || 2nd in the Shot Put - 19.55m (IAAF, World Athletics Final, Monaco, 09-Sep-05)|
3rd in the Shot Put - 19.62m (IAAF, World Championship, Helsinki, Finland, 13-Aug-06)
| Commonwealth |
| Manchester 2002|
Silver in the Shot Put (17.45)
| Olympic |
| Athens 2004|
9th in the Shot Put (18.56m)
| Other || Personal Best:|
Shot Put - 20.20m (Christchurch, 28-Jan-06) Oceania Record
Discus Throw - 58.12 (Wanganui, 31-Mar-04)
Hammer Throw - 58.32 (01-Jan-02)
Valerie lists a career highlight as winning the World Youth Championships in 2001.
Valerie threw a huge 19.66m in the Shot Put final at these Commonwealth Games, winning herself the gold and setting a new games record.
Valerie's coach Kristen Hellier is a former New Zealand javelin record holder and Commonwealth Games silver medallist.