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

Shining a light: Former netball boss speaks out

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.

The new competition that's booming

Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner is delighted with the early interest in Super Netball.

Super Netball is drawing significantly bigger live and television numbers than its predecessor and going gangbusters in the increasingly influential digital area.

Giants extend lead on Super Netball ladder

Focused: Jo Harten of the Giants.

The ladder-leading Giants have showcased their Super Netball title credentials with a four-point victory over back-to-back champions Queensland Firebirds at the Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

Magpies beat Fever to inch into top four

Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies shoots on Friday night.

The Magpies are still not in positive territory after following a loss with a win for a fourth consecutive time, but Friday's 56-43 defeat of the West Coast Fever at Hisense Arena means that, for now at least, the pre-season favourites are in Super Netball's top four.