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Romelda Aiken and Sharni Layton contest the ball.

Magpies edge Firebirds in Super Netball

A standout performance from goalkeeper Sharni Layton has lifted Collingwood to a thrilling 61-59 Super Netball win over the Queensland Firebirds in Launceston.

Slow-starting NSW Swifts beat Adelaide

Sam Wallace keeps the ball away from Ama Agbeze of the Thunderbirds.

The NSW Swifts have overcome a sluggish start to record a 51-48 come-from-behind victory over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Saturday's Super Netball clash.

Vixens confirm top spot, flag favouritism

Melbourne Vixens' Mwai Kumwenda shoots against the Lightning.

For all the disquiet surrounding the entry of privately-owned teams to the new Super Netball competition, the noise being made by the Melbourne Vixens continues to silence all those who had questioned the readiness of the proud establishment-owned club.

Vixens to atone for Lightning loss

Challenge: Kate Moloney says the Vixens want to prove they can beat every team in the competition.

Melbourne Vixens skipper Kate Moloney says her ladder-leading Super Netball side is relishing its chance to have a crack at the Sunshine Coast, who dished out its sole defeat of the season.

Always a Mentor, still a star

Lightning captain Geva Mentor is happy to help the younger generation of players.

If Geva Mentor did not teach the young Vixens defenders everything she knows, then Melbourne's beloved former premiership player happily shared all that she could.

Netball officials discussed commentary censorship

Outspoken netball board critic Liz Ellis.

Senior netball officials suggested making an unprecedented attempt to influence the broadcast coverage of player protests staged at last weekend's round of Super Netball matches, by limiting the input of high-profile commentator and outspoken board critic Liz Ellis in particular.

Shining a light: Former netball boss speaks out

Broader view needed: Anne-Marie Corboy believes the next 12 months will be "critical" to netball's future.

Deposed Netball Australia director and former chair Anne-Marie Corboy has warned against underestimating the threat posed by the AFL Women's league in the newly-competitive national environment, while staying cautiously optimistic that the power play orchestrated by the state associations will not derail netball's recent progress.

Remind me what part of motherhood is a holiday again?

Cath Cox: "I don't even have words to describe the stupidity of that comment."

Netball greats Catherine Cox and Liz Ellis have savaged the suggestion that players would be prepared to exploit landmark parental leave provisions simply to win themselves a so-called paid "holiday/break" – a claim the Australian Netball Players' Association allege was raised during last year's collective bargaining negotiations.

D-day for Super Netball as warring parties face off

Kathryn Harby-Williams during her playing days with the national team.

The dramatic public airing of netball's dirty laundry is believed to have enhanced the board re-election prospects of the players' preferred candidate, but a sit-down protest during the weekend's Super Netball round is still a possibility.