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  Black and white: Sharni Layton has learnt plenty about herself at new club the Magpies.

Why a star Diamond almost quit netball

Sharni Layton struggles to think of herself as a former Vixen, having failed to play a single minute in her sole year on the club's list. But that frustrating 2008 experience inspired the netballer who now ranks among the world's finest, even as it came perilously close to driving her permanently from the game.

Mother-daughter netball scenario not sticky for Honeys

Sweet story: Melbourne Vixens assistant coach Di Honey and daughter Tayla, who stepped up last weekend as a replacement ...

When the sporting Honey family finally sat down to watch some old footage of one of the elite netballers in its midst, eldest daughter Tayla, an aspiring Australian midcourter and Melbourne Vixens training partner, saw for the first time the player her mother Di had been.

Vixens end Giants' winning run

Kate Moloney of Melbourne Vixens goes to throw the ball.

Melbourne Vixens have interrupted the Giants' perfect start to the inaugural Super Netball season, retaining second place on the ladder with an outstanding performance at Hisense Arena and a 59-51 scoreline that was as much a statement as a result.

Magpies still GF-bound, says Swifts coach

Collingwood netball team.

Dual NSW Swifts grand final coach Rob Wright is very concerned about the potential ramifications for Sunday's round six encounter against the Collingwood Magpies at Hisense Arena.

Vixens humble Firebirds

Vixens Kate Moloney in round five match against the Firebirds in Queensland.

Back-to-back champions Queensland Firebirds suffered a humiliating 16-goal defeat at home to the Melbourne Vixens on Saturday night.

A new Magpie, happy to be home

Collingwood netballer Caitlin Thwaites in Melbourne this week.

When netball star Caitlin Thwaites is asked to nominate her worst injury during an eventful 14-year career, the answer has nothing to do with her body but everything about her mind.

Vixen rises to the challenge

 Emily Mannix.

Having never played a full game in netball's big league until this season, Emily Mannix's first two were against Diamonds' duo Caitlin Thwaites and Caitlin Bassett and her third against the NSW Swifts' Trinidadian revelation Sam Crawford. This Saturday it will be the colossus Romelda Aiken, who is equipped with the twin advantages of height and experience. Welcome.