Amid the COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria, six teams will be moving to South Australia to resume the Super Netball Season.
With border restrictions and outbreaks around the country, the league has moved to have the season go ahead without the worry about border restrictions.
Although the Super Netball teams haven’t made moves to get over to South Australia, all of the teams are working on the logistics to move and resume the season over in Adelaide.
All Super Netball teams will still play their scheduled opponents the Melbourne Vixens will take on the Collingwood Magpies, The New South Wales Swifts are up against the Adelaide Thunderbirds, and the Giants will face the Sunshine Coast Lighting all in Adelaide.
The Clash between the West Coast Fever and Queensland Firebirds is set to remain in Perth.
A number of umpires will also relocate to South Australia in the next 24 hours.
CEO of Netball Australia, Kelly Ryan explained that they’ve been working in tandem with the clubs to make sure the relocation is what’s best for the athletes as well as the league.
“We have moved quickly and decisively as the coronavirus situation develops,” Ryan said.
“We have worked closely with the clubs to determine this is the best immediate option to ensure the season is completed, with the wellbeing of our athletes at the forefront of the decision-making process.
“I’d like to thank our players, coaches, staff, officials and umpires for their willingness to relocate to deliver a full, 60 game season of Suncorp Super Netball.”
Suncorp Super Netball will release an amended fixture in the coming hours, with the league flagging the possibility of a condensed season.
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