Netball’s restart ‘off table’ until facilities reopen
Plans for elite netball to restart this autumn are “off the table”, with many top club players yet to even return to their training venues.
With the 2020 Superleague season cancelled in May after three full rounds, England Netball had been looking at holding a stand-alone competition in the autumn, but that now appears to have been shelved, with some teams yet to gain access to their training facilities.
Clubs are also waiting to move to stage three of England Netball’s road map, which would allow training in larger numbers.
“I know England Netball were trying to run a competition in October,” Tamsin Greenway, head coach of the Scottish Thistles, said. “That has now been taken off the table.
“There’s a lot of Superleague players who can’t get into a venue yet and can’t throw a ball to each other. Some players haven’t played since early March.
“The reality is that players need a build-up of at least four to six weeks of training before we can get them into some kind of game.”