Despite being blessed with natural ability, world championship-winning Silver Ferns netball captain Laura Langman has always had a strong drive to perfect any skill and would train relentlessly - as Te Awamutu Courier sports editor Colin Thorsen discovers when he catches up with her mother, Christine Langman.

"From a young age she would challenge and push herself to be better," Christine tells the Te Awamutu Courier.

"Her Te Pahu Primary School cross country training is a prime example. She would train on a circuit with many hills as if it was the actual race," Langman said.

"To this day she

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