Born in New Zealand to Nigerian parents, towering shooter Grace Nweke, while still in her teens, became the first player of African descent to represent the Silver Ferns.
Nweke made a meteoric rise from schoolgirl status in 2019 when she was elevated from training partner to fulltime member of the Mystics playing squad in very quick succession. The 1.93m standout has continued to excel following a dominant 2021 season where she set a new ANZ Premiership scoring record, Nweke quickly grabbing the spotlight with her prowess under the hoop, temperament and athletic ability.
Bolstering her movement and strength in the air have added to the skillset of the richly talented shot-maker who is destined for a long elite level career. That was endorsed with first-time selection in the 2021-22 Silver Ferns squad while going on to make her international debut a few months later.
She played a key role in the Silver Ferns bronze medal-winning run at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and will make her Netball World Cup debut in 2023. An evolving player who stands poised to be one of the game’s greats.
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