THE Horsham Demons may have finished second on the ladder, but there was still improvement to be had on an already great campaign, according to coach Tiff Hier.
Hier said the Demons still had more to give, in preparation for a finals series still under a cloud of doubt.
"We finished second on the ladder and we only lost three games for the year," Hier said.
"We've show we can match it with the best teams really well, but we've got a little bit more to prove come finals."
The Demons have dominated much of the competition, only dropping three games for the year - twice to a dominant Giants outfit and once to the talented Eagles.
However, beyond winning games the highlight of the season for Hier is "the way (the) group has come together".
"I coach both our A and B grade sides, and they've just really united as a team. And it's fantastic to see that they're there for each other," she said.
"I'm really big on rotations in my coaching. It's been fantastic to see how everyone is of the understanding that we need to be all at certain a level for us to be able to play a high level of netball.
"Whether you're the first person on the team or the 10th person on the team, they're all all there for each other."
To Hier, the season's lowlight were the lockdowns and the injuries that affected key players across the season.
"It's been tough with these lockdowns and the stopping and starting. It makes it really hard, not only physically, but probably more so mentally," she said.
"Physically they can still do some kind of exercise at home, but it's the mental side of things that is hardest. Are we playing this week? Aren't we playing this week? Well, yes we are, now we need to get up and get ready and be in the right frame of mind.
"That's been really tough. I hope next year we can stick together and go forward, and get a full year where can play some really decent netball."
"Unfortunately this year, we've had quite a few injuries as well. We've had, what have we had two season ending knee injuries and we've had Emma Bewulda to go down with an ankle injury. She ended up back in the side, which was fantastic.
"We've had another knee injury in Paula Wiedermann. We had three A-graders out for a fair part of the year."
In their absence, Hier was able to promote B-grade players to fill those roles, something she said was fantastic for the team.
"We've had some girls step up and perform well, like Alex Hiscock, Molly Lakin and Kelsey Clark. They've all had a go up in A-grade this year," she said.
Hier said she was also happy with the way some junior players played upon being brought up into A-grade.
"We've got three under-17 girls all qualified for senior grade, and I've actually had one under-15 girl play in the B-grade as well," she said.
"It's good to see those players coming up through our junior program."
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