Moving across town from the Stars last season proved an inspired decision for energetic midcourter Fa’amu Ioane. Returning to play for the Mystics where her elite level career began in 2016, Ioane took her game to new levels as part of the 2021 title-winning side. She will be back at the Mystics in 2022 with consistency, experience and variety added to her growing resume. Predominantly a dogged and athletic wing defence, Ioane is also looking to build on her game at centre. She has continued to refine her play through extra fitness and a reduced penalty count while fulfilling her early promise after being part of the richly talented NZU21 team who went on to claim the World Youth Cup in Botswana in 2017.