SA Netballers Set to Return to Suncorp Super Netball League Action

by | May 31, 2020

SPAR Proteas international players, Lenize Potgieter, Shadine van der Merwe, Ine-Mari Venter, Phumza Maweni and Karla Pretorius, have been boosted by news of the Suncorp Super Netball League’s return to action on Saturday, 1 August 2020.

In a media release, the Australian netball league announced that clubs are committed to completing a full 60-match season, with group training given the green light to begin from 1 June.

It has also been revealed that players will continue to be paid in line with the current agreement of 12 hours per week, with full pre-season training currently earmarked for late June where athletes will return to their normal 23 hours of training a week.

Suncorp Super Netball CEO Chris Symington said the season start represents a significant step forward on the road to getting back on court.

“We are planning to play out a full home and away season, and we are confident that our start date gives us the best opportunity to achieve that.” – Suncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington

“We’re thrilled that a season start date has been locked away, now all our stakeholders have a date to work towards and fans can start to get excited for the start of the season. We are planning to play out a full home and away season, and we are confident that our start date gives us the best opportunity to achieve that,” he said.

“Our guiding principles throughout this process have never changed, those being the health and wellbeing of the community alongside the financial viability of our sport. There has been a collective commitment to those principles from the whole system including players, teams, partners and broadcasters and we will continue to take that approach as we look to get our season underway.

“I would like to thank our dedicated members and fans who have stuck by their teams and the sport through an incredibly challenging period. We look forward to showcasing our world class athletes once again from August 1,” Symington concluded.

 

SPAR Proteas Players in the Suncorp Super Netball League:

Adelaide Thunderbirds – Lenize Potgieter & Shadine van der Merwe

Queensland Firebirds – Ine-Mari Venter

Sunshine Coast Lightning – Phumza Maweni & Karla Pretorius

 

Photo 1 Caption: SPAR Proteas international players, Lenize Potgieter, Shadine van der Merwe, Ine-Mari Venter, Phumza Maweni and Karla Pretorius, have been boosted by news of the Suncorp Super Netball League’s return to action on Saturday, 1 August 2020. Photo: Adelaide Thunderbirds (Instagram)

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