'It's not designed to be easy' – Silver Ferns coach on brutal training camp

Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby is insisting that her side will be ready for a challenging season, after putting them through an intense training regime at Silver Ferns trials in Auckland.

Southby has named a 25-strong squad to compete for a spot in the Silver Ferns' squad for the Netball Quad Series and Taini Jamison Trophy later this year.

"We've had a pretty intense couple of days," Southby told TVNZ1's Te Karere.

"We've thrown different challenges at them, that's what we need to do because our programme is really tough."

"If it was easy, everyone would be here. It's not designed to be easy."

The Silver Ferns' squad will be announced on August 7.

Janine Southby is putting her side through their paces before a big season. Source: 1 NEWS