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Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, Steps Down

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uncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, has announced he will step down as chief executive of the league in December, following two years in the top role.

The announcement follows Netball Australia CEO, Marne Fechner’s decision to leave the top role at Netball Australia for newly formed, AusCycling, and is the latest in a string of executive changes across Australian sport this year.

Symington said he is leaving to focus on his family life.

“My wife and I have recently welcomed twin girls into our family, so it’s time I take a step back and spend this special time with my wife and four beautiful daughters,” Symington said.

“Being a part of Suncorp Super Netball for the past three years is something I’m immensely proud of, Suncorp Super Netball is more than just a sport or entertainment product, it showcases the incredible strength and skill of the athletes week in, week out, and these women inspire young girls around Australia and the world.

“I look forward to watching the Suncorp Super Netball action with my daughters for years to come,” he said.

Super Netball League Commission chair, Marina Go, said Symington had worked tirelessly over his time with Super Netball, which he joined in its second season in 2018, leading the league as executive general manager of events before becoming CEO.

“Chris has worked tirelessly during his time in netball to ensure that Suncorp Super Netball remained the world’s premier netball competition, and most recently leading the league to be the first major sporting code to complete a full season following the COVID break,” Go said.

“We thank him for his incredible contribution to the league and netball as a whole over the past three years and wish him, Kylie and the girls all the best during this exciting time in their life,” she said.

Before departing on December 10, Symington will continue work on a number of key projects for the competition, including current broadcast re-negotiations, with the Commission currently considering options for his replacement, with no timeline confirmed yet.