Australian Diamonds goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites re-joined the Vixens in the off-season but is no stranger to the club after spending three years with the team between 2008 and 2010. 

She also won a Premiership with them in 2009 after the Melbourne side defeated the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

But the clubs last title came in 2014 when they beat the Queensland Firebirds in a grand final.

As one of the Suncorp Super Netball heavyweights this season and runners-up in the inaugural pre-season #TeamGirls Cup, Thwaites said it's time to make a Premiership happen again.

"This group has been together for quite a few years, they've managed to keep a really great core group of players together so I think it's kind of come to crunch time," Thwaites said.

"Some of the players have previously been written off as a young group and this and that.

"I think we are aware that you know what, we need to make this happen."

But the Vixens aren't getting ahead of themselves though as they know it is a long season especially with a Netball World Cup in July breaking up the Super Netball season into two. 

It was an almost perfect start to the 2019 season with a 73-61 win over the Queensland Firebirds and for Thwaites, it personally was a fantastic game, missing just one goal.

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"It was really good," she said.

"I feel like we've had such a long build-up of the offseason, we've had a lot of practice games so it kind of didn't really feel like it was the first I feel like we kind of got all of those nerves out of the way in some of the practice matches that we've had.

"I think it was a good one to get out of the way and each time you sit out there for the first game, you kind of don't necessarily know where you're at, in regards to some of the opposition or even the intensity and the pace of what the games.

"It's good to just have that starting point so that we can look at what we need to improve on and focus on."

While the Vixens will be looking to improve their first quarter performance when they come up against Giants Netball this weekend, it is also another chance for the 32-year-old to keep on Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander radar ahead of the World Cup.

Thwaites was part of the 2015 World Cup team, playing in all three group matches as the Diamonds went on to claim their 11th title.

"I would absolutely love to be a part of another World Cup if I am fortunate enough to be selected," she said.

"I would love to be there and to be representing Australia."

The Vixens face Giants Netball on Sunday, May 5 at Melbourne Arena from 5pm.