Following in the footsteps of her sister Api who won the U19 Nationals, Salote Taufa was part of the Wellington A Black team who defeated Auckland 1, 27-21, in the grand final of the Netball NZ U17 Champs.
After four days of competition at the North Canterbury Netball Centre, 40 teams competed against each other culminating in a final contest between the top two teams.
According to the Netball NZ website:
Wellington A Black started the grand final strongly, but it was their tenacity after half-time that saw them take the advantage over Auckland 1 with a commanding 11-goal lead.
Auckland 1 clawed their way back on the scoreboard in the final quarter however it was not enough to overtake the Wellington team who recorded a six-goal win.