Southern Steel partake in usual training as they look to set the pace in the 2017 national netball league.
The Silver Ferns go from no netball in months to a summer Quad Series opener against Australia.
The new elite national netball league's 'Super Sundays' will provide new opportunities for teams and fans.
The former Silver Ferns coach will oversee Central Netball's high performance programme.
"I've been looking forward to this all Christmas."