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Super Netball To Start August 1

The 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season will begin on August 1, with a full 60-match season set to be played out.

Suncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, said while the fixture is still being finalised, the confirmed start date represents a significant step forward on the road to getting back on court.

“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,” Symington said.

“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.

“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,” he said.

From today, June 1, clubs will be given the green light to begin group training within the government guidelines in each state, with all clubs agreeing to training guidelines to ensure competitive balance.

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