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Super Netball Players To See Almost Full Salary

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uncorp Super Netball has announced a new agreement with the Australian Netball Players’ Association (ANPA) that will see players receive at least 90% of their full salary from August 1 until November 30, 2020.

As part of the agreement, players will receive JobKeeper allowance or 90% of their salary if it’s greater than $37,690 and are also set to receive an additional two months of health insurance allowance for October and November.

Suncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, said he is pleased to announce the agreement, which follows the scheduled review of the original pay agreement from round seven of the Super Netball competition.

“Our players have gone above and beyond this year to deliver what has been an extraordinary season, so the league and teams are pleased to be able to agree on this final payment outcome with the playing group,” Symington said.

“We appreciate all the sacrifices that our players have made in order the make this season happen and the maturity at which they have approached these discussions.

“It’s a credit to the success of the season that we were able to make this final update to the agreement,” he said.

ANPA CEO, Kathryn Harby-Williams, said she is pleased both parties could reach a deal to provide financial certainty for the players to the end of their contracts.

“We have come a long way since negotiations commenced in March and feel fortunate to see an uplift in pay which has been made possible due to the extension of JobKeeper,” Harby-Williams said.

“As always, discussions with the league have been respectful and made possible due the support of the clubs.

“The playing group, like all of us, have endured some of the most challenging conditions yet feel grateful they have been able to deliver a product to provide netball fans with some joy over the journey,” she said.