After a tough first round loss, the Melbourne Vixens are glad to be back on the winners list after defeating the Adelaide Thunderbirds 59-44 in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

After an even start to the match, the Vixens took a healthy 14 point lead into halftime thanks largely to captain Madi Robinson who was back to her exciting best after a knee injury blighted her 2015 season.

The Thunderbirds mounted a spirited challenge half way through the third quarter, when the Vixen’s 17-goal lead was cut to just nine at three-quarter time.

But the Vixen’s steadied the ship in the final term to run out 15 goal victors and record their first win of the season.

Second year goal attack, Alice Teague-Neeld was impressive, shooting 21 goals from 23 attempts at 91 per cent accuracy to contribute to the win.

With a big clash looming against the Queensland Firebird next round, coach Simone McKinnis says her players will need to step up in intensity again if they are to match it with last year’s champions.

“You can acknowledge and be happy for a win, but it’s a big game next week,’’ McKinnis said. “The Firebirds are obviously titleholders and we have to find another gear again. When you look at that third quarter, any sort of lapse like that and the game’s over, that’s the bottom line.”

Latest News

Have you noticed the popular item Bowl Food?


Bowl food has become popular in recent times. Have you noticed that? More and more recipes and dishes are now served in a bowl?

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: PBs, New Records & A Return to the Winners List

March 1st, 2021

In VIS sport, Jemima Montag records a 41 second PB matched with a Victorian record, Robinson finds her way back onto the winners list and the cyclists battle it out at Madison Nationals.

Magnificent Seven for Dylan Alcott

February 18th, 2021

Lifting Grand Slam trophies never gets old for Dylan Alcott.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Alcott into seventh Aus Open Final, Stratton records seasons best & Cooke wins eleventh title

February 15th, 2021

In VIS sport, Dylan Alcott will aim to keep an unbeaten Australian Open record alive, Brooke Stratton took out the Women's Long jump with a new seasons best, Carol Cooke won an eleventh straight road title and Doug Crawford narrowly missed out on advancing in his World Championship debut.

Face to Face Again | Carol Cooke AM

February 10th, 2021

This week for the first time in almost a year I had a speaking gig, in person, face to face. In the last year I have done a number of gigs but because of Covid-19 they have all be virtual. That’s okay but it certainly isn’t the same as being face to face with your audience. To be able to gage their body language, their facial expressions, or how much you have them interested in your story is so much easier when you are in the same room and not looking at them on a screen.

See all our partners

VIS is proudly sponsored by