Looking to refresh and push out of her comfort zone, midcourter Claire Kersten will suit up with the Magic in 2022 after spending her entire career with the Pulse. On the back of regular court time over four defining seasons, Kersten’s game went from strength-to-strength. From being a rock-solid wing defence, Kersten moved into centre in 2018 with impressive results, her attacking game rising to new levels in 2020. Physically and mentally strong, Kersten has a calm demeanour, leads by example through her work ethic, is a potent force on attack and defensively and a senior leader. Consistently impressing during 2020 earned the hard-working midcourter a recall to the Silver Ferns squad for the first time since 2018. She was also vice-captain of the jubilant FAST5 Ferns World Series-winning team the same year.