Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick

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Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick
Personal information
Full name Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick
Born (1992-08-20) 20 August 1992 (age 25)
New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
University University of Auckland
Relatives Theresa Fitzpatrick (sister)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GK, WD, GD
Years Club team(s) Apps
Northern Mystics
Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Southern Steel
Years National team(s) Caps
2011  New Zealand 1
Last updated: 11 December 2012

Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick (born 20 August 1992) is a New Zealand netball and rugby sevens player. She plays for the Southern Steel in the ANZ Championships.[1] She can play the Goal Keeper, Goal Defence, and Wing Defence positions. She is of Samoan heritage.[2]

Born in Auckland in 1992, she is an elder sister to Theresa Fitzpatrick. She signed with the Northern Mystics for the 2010 season,[3] at just 17 years old. She moved to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for the 2011 season in a bid for more court time. After a solid season, that saw her nominated as Best Young Player, she was selected for the Silver Ferns [4] for the 2011/12 season, in place of the injured Casey Williams and Katrina Grant. She made her debut in the first match of a two-game series against England. She was also named captain of the NZ U21 team in a three match series against Australia, which they lost 2-1.[5] She also made the fastnet team for the 2011 World Netball Series, where she won a silver medal.

In 2012, she was dropped from the squad after spending most of the season on the bench behind veteran defenders Casey Williams and Leana De Bruin, while the Magic won the premiership. She played again for the NZ U21 team.

For the 2013 season, she has again moved teams in search of court time, this time to the Southern Steel,[6] where she will link up with her fellow U21 defenders Storm Purvis and Phoenix Karaka, as well as ex-Auckland teammate Rachel Rasmussen.

She competed for Samoa in rugby sevens at the 2015 New Zealand Women's Sevens Series.[7]