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.