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Rita Fatialofa
Inducted in 1999
Rita Fatialofa played netball and softball for New Zealand.
Sporting Category:
  • Netball
She was a member of the team that won the 1982 world softball title in Taiwan and was named as a designated hitter in the All-Star tournament team.

She played club netball for PIC in Wellington and Collegiate in Auckland and won national titles with both.

She was a wing attack or goal attack for New Zealand between 1982 and 1989, during which the Silver Ferns were second in the world championships in 1983 and winners in 1987.

She was subsequently player-coach of the Samoan national team that competed at the 1991 and 1995 world netball tournaments.

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