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Rita Fatialofa-Paloto

Rita Fatialofa-Paloto

New Zealand netball player
Rita Fatialofa-Paloto
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Intro New Zealand netball player
Is Athlete Netballer
From New Zealand
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 1963
Age: 57 years
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Biography

Fatialofa-Patolo in 2014

Rita Taimalietane Fatialofa-Patolo MNZM (née Fatialofa, born 1963) is a Samoan sportsperson who played netball and softball for New Zealand. She played for the New Zealand national netball team, the Silver Ferns, from 1982 to 1989. While able to play the shooting circle, her specialised position was wing-attack. She retired after the 1989 World Games where New Zealand defeated Australia in the final. Fatialofa-Patolo later coached the Samoan national netball team at the 1991 and 1995 Netball World Championships. In 1999, she was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, and was also included in Netball New Zealand's all-time Dream Team. In softball, she was a member of the team that won the 1982 ISF World Championship in Taipei, defeating the host nation in the final.

In the 2014 New Year Honours, Fatialofa-Patolo was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport.

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