Coming up through the ranks of football in New Zealand’s Central Federation, Torijan Lyne-Lewis established herself as a talent both on the football field and futsal court.
She got her start with Levin AFC and the local women’s side, before football took her to Palmerston North. Having played at a range of sides there, including Massey University and Marist, Lyne-Lewis is now playing under Samoa national coach, Paul Ifill, at Wairarapa United.
Following appearances for Central in national futsal competitions, in 2017 Lyne-Lewis was named in the first-ever Futsal Ferns squad, playing a series of friendlies against New Caledonia in the Bay of Plenty.
Fast forward a couple of years and she was once again pulling on the national jersey, only this time it was for Samoa. Lyne-Lewis switched allegiances to join Samoa at the 2019 Pacific Games, where she scored five goals in five matches.
Her impressive form was key to Samoa securing the silver medal and a tournament-best finish for the host nation.
Closer to home, Lyne-Lewis juggles work as an Aquatic Centre manager with her playing duties and has also added coaching to her list of achievements, after taking on her club’s U-8 side.
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