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It’s still a she said/she said situation. Some media channels are reporting on comments from Kelly Ryan. From what I can find at this stage it is subscription only so I’ve pulled the key quotes from a long article in The Australian which presents both sides of the she said/she said.
I am sceptical of any and all reporting on this issue, but you’ve got to wonder why the Netball Australia CEO would say what is detailed below if it wasn’t true as it would be entirely traceable. If the Players Association received an email on July 29 and never responded or dealt with it…. They were having a stand-off at the time with NA about player payments so may be they chose not to engage on the proposed sponsorship until the payment issue was resolved to their liking
“Ryan revealed she had been trying via the Australian Netball Players’ Association (ANPA) to have “direct communication to the players”. She said despite months of overtures to the union powerbrokers, they had not provided a time to meet.
“We have been advocating for a while to make sure that we are able to have direct communication to players, that’s something that we want to have,” Ryan said. “I’ve been asking since July to meet with the players’ association board and have never been given an opportunity.
“So I am all for having direct conversations and our reality is we need to have direct conversations – the fact that they’re saying they weren’t consulted on this deal, and yet there is an email to them on the 29th of July that tells them how the deal is being structured. I mean, what else were we meant to do?” “