A naturally gifted shooter, Maria Tutaia has been a mainstay of the Silver Ferns for over a decade.
One of the most feared shooters in world Netball with her uncanny skill of being able to convert shots from all points of the circle, Tutaia made her debut for the Silver Ferns in 2005, the same year she was part of the World Youth Championship-winning NZ U21 team.
Earmarked as a quality performer from a young age, the stylish Tutaia had made significant strides by the time she reached 20, becoming a regular in the Silver Ferns starting line-up by the end of 2006.
Tutaia’s game has continued to flourish, maturity and a wealth of experience adding to her considerable skill set. A graceful athlete, Tutaia has continued to evolve, her repertoire growing alongside her general attacking and defensive games.
Her ability to shoot accurately from long range sets her apart from other shooters, her all-round development and maturity adding to her on-court leadership.
In a significant personal milestone, Tutaia became the fourth Silver Fern to achieve 100 Test Caps at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015.
She has represented New Zealand at three Netball World Cups (2007, 2011, 2015) and three Commonwealth Games (2006, 2010, 2014).
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