MaryannParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 9:11 amPost count: 1126
@McLeod, I agree – yes it does appear the Roses series is the one. I can’t see any other option at this stage for SSN apart from selling off, or continuing as a much reduced format. We’ve already seen what’s happened with Wasps in UK, could end up being the same deal with SSN and players reduced to club level from which NA selects their internationals.Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 23, 2022 at 10:06 amPost count: 18813
Netball Australia and Hancock appear unwilling to go where others have already been – putting a player first
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-23/tracey-holmes-netball-australia-sponsorship-crisis/101566600nanatorParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 10:17 amPost count: 236
I think this is a poorly handled situation. I think this may have all been avoided if Gina or her company’s representatives had come out and apologised for what was said by her racist father(whom the company is named still after).
I know things were said many years ago, but they evidently still cause lots of pain and trauma for indigenous people. This isn’t about being woke, but really just acknowledging and condemning past actions and words. Something Australia has done poorly.NateParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 11:45 amPost count: 410
@nanator you do know how much Gina contributes to Indigenous Australians right? I think she has gone way beyond in those terms to make up for her fathers ideals and words said decades ago and clearly shown she is not her father. As they say actions speak louder then words.
This could have all been worked out behind closed doors with the only inputs from those that need to have an input. NA, Hancock and any players/PA that had any questions or worries.
This whole mess became a bigger mess because of social media.
@Maryann thats the direction it could definitely head towards, state league comp and thats it. Players having to work normal jobs and then train and play like it used to be.
Bigger question is what happens when the creditors come knocking next year? I for one also hope the Gov doesnt bail then out because of their own mismanagement.TBParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 12:09 pmPost count: 866
I definitely understand Donnell Wallam’s feelings about this.
Everyone deals with things differently. If I was in Wallams shoes I’d be like “the guy that wanted my people gone, is now funding my new lifestyle” I’d be trying to get as many of my people to jump on this wagon. I’d be totally taking advantage of all this.
But that’s just me 😊
This was totally a missed opportunity!
worsieParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 12:48 pmPost count: 22
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So, the voice of dislike from a single player is potentially going to sink a whole industry, in the process decimating her playing partners livelihoods all because historical wrongs?
If you did not want the money, go do something else.
The Diamonds deserve to come back to the real world.
Perhaps reverting to having to hold down a job and play netball will tone down their perceived self importance.Netballcrazy1ParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 1:01 pmPost count: 2266
Well.. we made DailyMails headline. And so did a picture of Wallam.NB12ParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 1:02 pmPost count: 470
Peter Fitzsimons summed up everything quite well in his piece published yesterday.
I hope you all take some time to read it.MaryannParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 1:57 pmPost count: 1126Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 23, 2022 at 2:12 pmPost count: 18813
Discussion on Offsiders this morning from the 12:15 mark…Netballcrazy1ParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 2:33 pmPost count: 2266
If it’s the only positive to come out of this, NA should place themselves as an extremely progressive organisation (because we know no other questionable sponsor is coming anywhere near them now) and attract sponsors that want to cash in on that type of image (albeit it’ll take a few years). I really hope this isn’t the last sponsorship opportunity because otherwise things are looking grim and I think the public will come down hard on some particular individuals.NB12ParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 2:59 pmPost count: 470
It’s funny how there are a lot of individuals being told to get over things, or be quiet or leave the past in the past (which is an inherently racist ideology) but the big billion dollar corporation isn’t being told to do the same thing. They are afraid of these said individuals and their single voices, yet they hold all the power, privilege and money. They can’t just let these little bumps in the road go but the values and generational trauma for many individuals should just be forgotten?
Something isn’t right with this picture.ahdzParticipantOctober 23, 2022 at 3:01 pmPost count: 98
This is a hard one. My head says “that’s $15M that you really needed!” and my Māori heart would be livid if someone had said that about my people 30 years ago. I’m 34 – it’s crazy to think that a man publicly said this in my lifetime. A vast majority will say it’s pandering to an individual who is yet to make her debut and the “go woke go broke” rhetoric is an easy outlet for frustrations – I understand that. I just don’t know what side of the fence I sit on.
I think the players association value their product more than the general public and have lost touch with the very amateur roots of the players on who’s shoulders they stand (privileged pressure to use the Black Ferns phrase). I have zero idea how this plays out but fingers crossed for positive outcomes for allIan HarkinModeratorOctober 23, 2022 at 3:19 pmPost count: 18813
Please try to keep the discussion respectful. And always remember that we’re only getting this information second-hand, so we may not know all the facts. In fact, I’m sure we don’t.
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