The Central Pulse will look to their two leaders, when the ANZ Premiership gets back underway next month.
The Pulse are back training and, in turn, shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio is back demanding more from her teammates.
Ekenasio's new role as captain of the Silver Ferns has instilled her with even more confidence.
"I actually think it's given me a bit more of a voice," she tells Newshub.
"I think more authority in my voice, probably just for my own sake as well."
Leading the Ferns is a new challenge for Ekanasio, who has never previously held a captaincy role.
"It's been a really big step up for me. I feel like I've stepped into some really big shoes and I've just been trying to learn what it's like to have those on," she adds.
She doesn't need to look far for lessons, with former Ferns captain Katrina Rore in charge of the Pulse.
"She has been a leader for such a long time, she knows the ropes. I'm learning off her as I go."
The Rore, Ekenasio connection will be key for the Pulse in 2020, as they try to defend their ANZ Premiership title.
"We have done a lot of work over the last couple of years to expect to be a winning team and expect to be a championship team," Ekenasio says.
"We wouldn't be here if we didn't want to win absolutely everything, it's the way we were made, it's the way we were built," Rore adds.
The Pulse will be one of the competition favourites when the ANZ Premiership starts back up on June 19, and with the two leaders in their corner, they'll again be hard to beat.
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