Southern Steel defender stops playing netball to do missionary work

One of the ANZ Premiership’s leading defenders is embarking on overseas missionary work.

Taneisha Fifita, who has played for the Southern Steel for about three years, started thinking about doing missionary work when she was a year 11 student. On Sunday, the 20-year-old was surrounded by family and friends in Invercargill when she found out she was headed to Brisbane in May for 18 months. “I’m super excited. Can’t wait to get into it.” Fifita was fourth in intercepts, deflections and rebounds last season. She played the 2020 and 2021 seasons on a full contract, after breaking into the Steel side in 2019 from the training programme. Click the link to read more.