With the goal of making the top four of the 2013 ANZ Championship, the Haier Pulse netball squad has already taken things to a higher level ...
Coach Robyn Broughton and captain Katrina Grant came up with the idea of using Adrenaline Forest's high ropes complex as part of a pre-season training camp in Porirua.
A test of stamina and strength, not to mention their ability to handle heights, it saw the players negotiate a multi-level aerial obstacle course and they came through with flying colours.
Meanwhile, the draw for the ANZ Championship has Pulse, which has Wairarapa as part of their franchise, opening their campaign on Sunday, March 24 away to the Thunderbirds in Adelaide. Their first home game will be on Monday, April 1 against the Firebirds in Porirua.
The Pulse squad is: Katrina Grant (captain), Joline Henry (vice-captain), Amber Bellringer, Paula Griffin, Claire Kersten, Camilla Lees, Liana Leota, Te Huinga Selby Rickit, Victoria Smith, Caitlin Thwaites, Daya Wiffen, Donna Wilkins.
The full draw is:
March 24 v Thunderbirds in Adelaide
April 1 v Firebirds in Porirua
April 8 v Swifts in Wellington
April 14 v Steel in Palmerston North
April 21 v Mystics in Auckland
April 28 v Magic in Wellington
May 5 v Vixens in Melbourne
May 13 v Magic in Hamilton
May 20 v Mystics in Porirua
May 26 v Fever in Wellington
June 3 v Tactix in Christchurch
June 17 v Tactix in Porirua
June 23 v Steel in Invercargill