Melbourne Vixens have received a big boost with two-time Australian netballer of the year Madi Robinson signing a new two-year deal with the trans-Tasman competition outfit.
Centre Robinson is recuperating from knee reconstruction surgery after rupturing her ACL playing for the Vixens against her former club West Coast Fever in April, ruling her out of Australia's campaign at next month's World Cup in Sydney.
"Everyone has been really supportive throughout my recovery and I can't wait to get back out there," she said. "I believe we will have a strong team next year."
Coach Simone McKinnis said Robinson's perseverance in her rehab was an inspiration to the Vixens team.
"Madi has been extremely focused and determined in the three months since her knee reconstruction and is already up and running," she said.
"We're confident she's on track to be hitting the court with teammates for the start of the 2016 season."
Robinson won the Liz Ellis Diamond award in 2012 and 2014.