Netball Australia say they’re dedicated to working an eight-team Tremendous Netball competitors subsequent yr within the wake of stories that Collingwood may exit the league.
The Magpies have notified the governing physique that they’re reviewing their Tremendous Netball program.
There may be the very actual prospect that Collingwood will fold, with Magpies chief government Craig Kelly reportedly calling a gathering on Tuesday morning to advise gamers and employees of the upcoming evaluation.
The Magpies have endured seven seasons of poor on-court performances and shaky monetary stability.
Collingwood at the moment sit on the underside of the ladder with a 2-7 report, and are struggling to draw followers to video games.
No gamers from any Tremendous Netball workforce are contracted past this season provided that there is no such thing as a Collective Gamers’ Settlement (CPA) from Netball Australia past September 2023.
It makes the timing of Collingwood’s evaluation all of the extra scary for his or her enjoying squad.
Netball Australia launched a brief assertion on Tuesday night addressing the scenario, however did not launch any element about what would occur if Collingwood did fold.
“Netball Australia has been notified by Collingwood that it’s reviewing its Suncorp Tremendous Netball workforce program,” the assertion learn.
“We’re working with Collingwood and all stakeholders in relation to this matter.
“Netball Australia is dedicated to an eight-team Suncorp Tremendous Netball competitors in 2024.”
Netball Australia itself has been in monetary strife.
The lack of a $15m sponsorship cope with Hancock Prospecting final yr threatened to convey Netball Australia to its knees, however Go to Victoria – the tourism department of the Victorian authorities – stepped in with a $15m sponsorship to fill the void.
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