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Maria Folau (nee Tutaia)

Professional Netballer

Maria was born 18 February 1987 in Tokoroa, stands at 1.88m tall and is a current member of the Silver Ferns and Northern Mystics team.

A naturally gifted shooter, Maria Folau 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, Folau 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 Folau 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.

Folau’s game has continued to flourish, with maturity and a wealth of experience adding to her considerable skill set. A graceful athlete, Folau 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, Folau 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).

You can follow Maria on Facebook: @MariaFolauFans / Instagram: @mariatutaia / Twitter: @MariaTutaia


For any enquiries regarding appearances as a team member of the Mystics or NZ Silver Ferns please contact the respective head office.

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