Tash Fitzsimons : Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies (BSPLS)

Tash Fitzsimons


A change of schools led to a change of sport for Natasha Fitzsimons and she’s never looked back. Natasha initially played netball but when she was eight, she moved to a school with no netball team so took up hockey instead. The 26-year-old has now played for the Black Sticks for three years. Natasha started out as a striker but is now a defender and has represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games - where she won a silver medal in Delhi – has four National Hockey League titles and a World Cup Champions trophy to her credit. She says hockey is a constantly changing sport, which keep her interested and continually developing. She hopes to make it to the Olympics in Rio in 2016 and says she enjoys representing New Zealand and loves the feeling that comes from working hard to achieve success.


Black Sticks - 09/01/2015
Played in the Canada series - Whangarei/Auckland
Black Sticks - 12/04/2014
Played in the USA and Australian series- Stratford, Palmerston North, Wellington, Masterton
Black Sticks - 09/04/2015
Test matches against Korea, Japan and Argentina
Olympic Squad - 27/01/2016


Being apart of the squad meant that you were up for selection for Rio. Centralised for 6 months in Auckland 

Trans Tasman Serise - 22/11/2016

Three Test match serise against Australia 

Malaysia series - 15/03/2017

6 test match series  

Argentina tour - 15/03/2017

Went to Argentina to play 5 test match series 

MVP Midlands Womens team - 11/10/2016
Captained NZ vs Malaysia - 17/12/2016
3rd NHL - Midlands - 15/09/2016

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