Netball: Coach Dame Noeline Taurua's warning to Silver Ferns squad

In two week's time, New Zealand will be the envy of the netball world, when the Silver Ferns face England in three tests at Hamilton.

On Wednesday, an extended camp for the Ferns began in Wellington and coach Dame Noeline Taurua had a word of warning for her players.

Dame Noeline has created an environment to foster competition for selection for the Taini Jamieson series.

"Building that depth, but creating the pressure amongst ourselves is probably one of the first objectives," she tells Newshub.

The camp comprises players from three different teams, ranging from the U21s through to the Silver Ferns.

"The more people we've got in the environment, the bigger we are growing our depth," says captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio.

And that depth is creating a harsh reality for every player, regardless of experience. 

"You've always got someone nipping at your feet and that's the environment we want to create," Dame Noeline adds. 

"It's not a done deal, just because you've been there before."

Over the past year, the Silver Ferns have lost more than 400 caps' experience, with the retirements of Casey Kopua, Maria Folou and Laura Langman. 

But Dame Noeline says the squad's depth has never been better.

"It's a great headache… we've got more people in the pot and that's fantastic," she says.

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