Super Netball Athletes On Verge Of Breaking $100k Per Year Barrier
Suncorp Super Netball athletes have agreed to a new two-year pay deal with the league that will see top netballers earn up to 22 per cent more and remain the highest-paid female domestic club athletes in the country.
The pay deal is supported by the league’s new broadcast agreement with the Foxtel Group, where every game of the 2022 season will be broadcast live and ad-free on Foxtel or Kayo Sports.
The average potential maximum salary of contracted players will increase from $75,167 to $91,500.
The average minimum player salary of contracted players will also rise, by 15 per cent, from $64,167 to $74,000.
From the 2022 season, the minimum salary of all athletes will grow by 17 per cent, up to $43,000 from $36,667.
The deal also provides further funding for training partners, with their honorarium increasing from $3,500 to $5,000 per year.
Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan said the landmark deal helps ensure the league remains the best in the world.
“Increasing the sustainability of netball and improving athlete conditions were central to these negotiations and we are delighted to reach an agreement on this deal, which delivers players a pay rise of up to 22%,” she said.
The contract signing period between Netball Australia, the Australian Netball Players’ Association and the eight Suncorp Super Netball club’s will commence in the coming days.