Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and Recreation
I welcome today’s announcement that Netball Tasmania is set to apply for a license to compete in the highest level of netball competition in the country, the Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) competition.
This is an exciting opportunity for our state which could see SSN games played regularly here in Tasmania.
A Tasmanian team could also lead to an increase in participation in the sport by giving young players a glimpse at world class netball, and a potential pathway from grassroots participation right through to the highest level of competition.
Netball Tasmania will put forward an expression of interest to the SSN in April 2021, and will seek to join the competition in the 2023 season.
It is important to note that this process will not affect the Tasmanian Government’s current deal with the Tasmanian Magpies for the club to compete in the Australian Netball League, the main feeder competition to the SSN, until 2022.
Our Government looks forward to working with Netball Tasmania to see what support we could provide, should their expression of interest be successful.