2023 NSL Season Preview: London Pulse

THE 2023 Netball Super League (NSL) season is just around the corner, and clubs and fans alike are gearing up for another exciting season.

After an eventful off season the 10 NSL clubs are ready to go for another year, and to prepare for the season we here at Rookie Me Central are going to go around the league and take a look at where each of the clubs sit ahead of the new season.

After making the finals for the first time in 2022, the London Pulse will be looking to build on that and go even further in 2023.

In only their fourth season in the league, 2022 was a great season for those in pink from England’s capital.

After finishing third, they were well beaten by Loughborough in the first round of finals, but the fact they made finals at all is a huge barrier they have now conquered.

With this in mind, the Pulse can use the way last season finished as motivation to go even further in 2023.

The Pulse have largely kept their squad the same as 2022, with not too many changes made to the side in the offseason.

The changes that have been made are largely bringing in more experience for the young talent that has departed.

Of those that remain from 2022, a couple have had huge off seasons on the international front and so will be looking to continue that into the 2023 NSL season.

Olivia Tchine and Funmi Fadoju both made a name for themselves for the Roses towards the back end of 2022, so the Pulse and their fans will be hoping the form they showed across the various series can continue into the NSL season.

Speaking of the Roses, the two new faces at the Pulse this season bring a lot of Roses level experience to the team.

Jade Clarke has crossed from Leeds and brings over 200 caps worth of international experience, while Chelsea Pitman has returned home to the NSL after spending 2022 as a training partner of the Suncorp Super Netball winning West Coast Fever side.

These two replace some younger members of the Pulse’s 2022 team.

Kira Rothwell has headed slightly north to the Mavericks, while Jayda Pechova has headed west to Bath. Tayla Honey has gone back to Australia, while Jasmin Odeogberin has also left the Pulse.

London Pulse Squad 2023

Olivia Tchine, Berri Neil, Sacha McDonald, Funmi Fadoju, Alicia Scholes, Ashleigh Dekker, Halimat Adio, Lindsay Keable, Zara Everitt, Ellie Rattu, Jade Clarke, Chelsea Pitman

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