Malia Vaka (née Paseka; born 23 September 1994) is a New Zealand netball player.[1]

Malia Vaka
Personal information
Born 23 September 1994 (1994-09-23) (age 28)
Samoa (Apia)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GS, GA
Years Club team(s) Apps
2014-2016 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
2013 Northern Mystics
2012-2013 Mainland Tactix
2017-present Northern Stars
Years National team(s) Caps
2015 New Zealand 6
New Zealand U21
New Zealand Secondary Schools

Paseka was born in New Zealand but played junior netball in Australia.[2]

Paseka was a member of the New Zealand national netball team at the 2015 Netball World Cup.[3]

She announced her pregnancy on 11 June, and that she would not play in the 2016 ANZ Championship.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Silver Ferns Netball - Player details - Malia Paseka". Netball New Zealand. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ Sygall, David (16 July 2015). "One-time potential Australian Diamond Malia Paseka to play for arch-enemy at World Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Australia's Diamonds face 'unknown' New Zealand Netball World Cup side". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Paseka announces pregnancy". mynetball.co.nz. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Malia Paseka Announces Pregnancy". scoop.co.nz. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.