Netballcrazy1ParticipantNovember 3, 2020 at 10:36 pmPost count: 1389
Great question! As a long-time netball fan, I asked the same question earlier but no one has responded as of yet. I would be interested to know if being a full-time athlete is actual disadvantageous in this case as it would restrict the ability of players to further their non-netball careers outside of training as they would be full-time athletes. Of course to be disadvantageous, I am assuming the Rhinos’ salary cap is the same as all other clubs so the players would be on relatively similar salaries but full-time employees, that is the part I can’t seem to understand.FluffyParticipantNovember 4, 2020 at 1:30 amPost count: 63
If they are able to offer a full time programme it means that the players don’t have to have second (or even third) jobs to be able to survive, and will offer the full range of off court support as well. For so long, players who aren’t at uni have had to do a full time job and then train and do s&c and their sponsor commitments – if they’re in full time training and playing mode, the Rhinos girls would hopefully be 100% focused. It may be that they also then run coaching clinics for schools and clubs as part of their “employment” – a great way to get the club known in the wider community as well.
Otherwise the players have to juggle training, playing and travel with full time employment / uni studies – which can be a huge imposition in terms of time and taking personal holidays to play.Ian HarkinModeratorNovember 4, 2020 at 5:30 amPost count: 6308Ian HarkinModeratorNovember 24, 2020 at 9:33 pmPost count: 6308
"I was pretty intimidated by Courtney Bruce! She has that ability to really stop the shooters, so I thought if I could just get one goal, I would be happy!"
Donnell Wallam talks about that life-changing exhibition match and her move to Leeds Rhinos Netball and VNSL.
— Sky Sports Netball (@SkyNetball) November 24, 2020NB12ParticipantNovember 25, 2020 at 9:09 pmPost count: 18
I reckon Wallam has a good shot at making the Diamonds before she turns 30. A late bloomer but would be a handy pick up for a WC if the past couple of years have been anything to go by.Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 2, 2020 at 7:16 amPost count: 6308
England stars swell ranks as Leeds Rhinos switch-up training scheduleIan HarkinModeratorDecember 10, 2020 at 7:55 amPost count: 6308Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 13, 2020 at 12:10 amPost count: 6308
It's be a busy few days for #RhinosNetball player Donnell Wallam after arriving from Australia on Wednesday ✈️
We caught up with her at one of her first training sessions with her new team to see how she is settling in.
— Leeds Rhinos Netball (@RhinosNetballSL) December 12, 2020Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 15, 2020 at 10:10 pmPost count: 6308
— Leeds Rhinos Netball (@RhinosNetballSL) December 15, 2020Ian HarkinModeratorDecember 20, 2020 at 12:04 amPost count: 6308
⏱️Full Time in our @RiseAgainFest game and it's victory for @LboroLightning.
Proud of all our players and plenty of positives to take for our team in only their second ever pre-season game.
Who is excited to see more from #RhinosNetball in 2021?#ReadyToCharge pic.twitter.com/alNTfnpCK1
— Leeds Rhinos Netball (@RhinosNetballSL) December 19, 2020Ian HarkinModeratorJanuary 18, 2021 at 4:42 pmPost count: 6308
LEEDS RHINOS NETBALL 2021:
Coach: Dan RyanIan HarkinModeratorJanuary 27, 2021 at 1:18 amPost count: 6308
Ahead of the new season & after represening the All Stars against @EnglandNetball, @AlastairTelfer caught up with @tonerf to talk about how she manages to juggle a full time career as a Chartered Accountant with playing @NetballSL
— Leeds Rhinos Netball (@RhinosNetballSL) January 26, 2021
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.