NET­BALL

Women's Health Australia - - BEST BODY -

2007 Netty was prob­a­bly the most thriv­ing pro sport for women a decade ago – al­ways has been – but in 2007, Net­ball Aus­tralia be­came con­cerned about a drop in par­tic­i­pa­tion rates. In 2008, its ju­nior de­vel­op­ment pro­gram Net­setgo! went na­tional and in turn helped push player num­bers back up. 2017 It’s been a su­per year for netty: the Sun­corp Su­per Net­ball na­tional league, made up of eight teams, launched! The as­so­ci­ated broad­cast deal with

Nine and Tel­stra meant un­prece­dented ex­po­sure, higher player salaries and bet­ter spon­sor­ship opps. Net­ball Aus­tralia’s CEO Marne Fech­ner be­lieves that in five years’ time, Aus­tralian net­ballers will be full-time pro ath­letes.

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