28 Jul 2017

Tutaia re-signs with Mystics

10:09 am on 28 July 2017

Mystics captain Maria Tutaia has re-signed with the club and Netball New Zealand for another two years.

Maria Tutaia in action for the Mystics.

Maria Tutaia in action for the Mystics. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Tutaia who has played for the club since 2010 is ranked as one of the best shooters in the game.

She said re-signing allows her to push for a Silver Ferns dress for next year's Commonwealth Games and the Netball World Cup - which would be her fourth.

"The Mystics is my home and I'm excited to be a part of it and play netball in New Zealand for the next two years.

"Staying with The Mystics was a no-brainer for me, I have been so impressed with both the coaching and learning environment, I am excited about netball in New Zealand and where it is going and want to be part of it," Tutaia said.

The contract will let the 30-year-old take a break next year if she wants to, in what is a busy year for the sport with the Commonwealth Games, The ANZ Premiership, International Super Club and the Silver Ferns international calendar.

Netball Northern Board chair Dianne McAteer said the two-year contract with Tutaia was an important one on a number of levels.

"She is an iconic face of the Mystics and we are delighted to have such a world class player in our squad for the next two years.

Maria brings so much experience to the court along with one of the best shooting radar's in the game," McAteer said.