Net­ball’s restart ‘off ta­ble’ un­til fa­cil­i­ties re­open

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By Fiona To­mas

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.”

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