2013 Haier Pulse net­ball team is look­ing for­ward to an­other ex­cit­ing chal­lenge this sea­son. We’ve re­tained the bulk of our 2012 squad and have added two ex­pe­ri­enced in­ter­na­tional play­ers to our lineup. The highly-pro­fes­sional, hard-nosed ap­proach to win­ning that Donna Wilkins and Liana Leota will add to our play­ing group will be wel­comed as the Haier Pulse strives to im­prove its 2012 plac­ing and ce­ment a spot in the top four. Com­bin­ing th­ese new faces cur­rent Sil­ver Ferns Ka­t­rina Grant and Camilla Lees, and Ferns squad mem­bers Te Huinga Reo Selby Rickit and Jo­line Henry, plus Aus­tralian squad player Caitlin Th­waites, should en­sure that ex­pec­ta­tions to per­form will be the cat­a­lyst for a team that has play­ers com­mit­ted to ful­fill­ing their po­ten­tial. I know they will all want to meet the chal­lenges of the ANZ Cham­pi­onship head-on. The fresh think­ing and new ap­proach has al­ready been ev­i­dent in our pre-sea­son train­ing. Squad mem­bers Vic­to­ria Smith, Am­ber Bell­ringer, Daya Wif­fen and Claire Ker­sten fea­tured in the Glas­gow World Su­per Club Cham­pi­onships in De­cem­ber and all proved they are very ca­pa­ble of play­ing their part within the Pulse game plan. Ex-Sil­ver Fern Paula Grif­fin has also re­turned to the Haier Pulse and her ex­pe­ri­ence will com­ple­ment the shoot­ers. The abil­ity to ap­ply an in­tense fo­cus on their op­po­nents through­out a game will be a team pri­or­ity for the sea­son, as will the com­mit­ment needed to em­brace the chal­lenge that a win­ning and suc­cess­ful cul­ture presents. We look for­ward to the con­tin­u­ing sup­port from our many loyal sup­port­ers dur­ing the 2013 ANZ Cham­pi­onship and hope that we can achieve our goals and be the best we can this sea­son.

Robyn Broughton (Coach Haier Pulse 2013)

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