Meet the Silver Ferns Squad!

Temalisi Fakahokotau

Temalisi Fakahokotau


Auckland defender Temalisi Fakahokotau first burst onto the scene as an exciting 19-year-old following an impressive 2014 trans-Tasman season with the Northern Mystics.

That quickly transpired into a call-up to the Silver Ferns squad the same year and an international debut against Australia.

An abundance of natural talent was not enough to keep Fakahokotau at the top of her game as she subsequently slipped down the defensive pecking order before reinventing herself after a move south to join the Mainland Tactix.

A supremely fit and well-conditioned Fakahokotau produced a sparkling 2017 for the Tactix, back to her best in showcasing a rich array of talent. Not overly tall for the custodian’s position of goalkeeper, Fakahokotau’s athleticism shone through on a regular basis with her ability to come from nowhere to reel in aerial ball and thrilling on-the-run intercepts.

With an impressive standing jump, sure handling and athletic ability, the irrepressible Fakahokotau is a naturally talented defender with the ability to cover all three defensive positions and at her best, can easily swing a game.

Player # 158
Positions GD, WD, GK
DOB 09/09/1994
Height 182cm
Test Caps 22
Debut 15/10/2014
vs Australian Diamonds

National Squads

  • Silver Ferns Squad: 2004-2014
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist: 2006, 2010
  • Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist: 2014
  • World Netball Series Gold Medallist: 2009
  • FAST5 Netball World Series Gold Medallist: 2013
  • World Netball Championship Silver Medallist: 2007, 2011
  • New Zealand A: 2004
  • New Zealand U21: 2003-2005
  • World Youth Netball Championship Gold Medallist: 2005
  • NZA: 2004

Silver Ferns Debut

  • 14 November 2005: vs Barbados, at Goal Defence and Goal Keeper
  • The Arena, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jamaican Tri-Series

Silver Ferns Milestones

  • 50th Test Match: vs Cook Islands playing Goal Defence,
  • 5 October 2010
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Dehli, India


  • ANZ Championship: Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic, 2008-2011
  • National Bank Cup: Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic, 2003-2007