Opinion – How you can help netball grow

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  • Ian Harkin
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    By eldejersey

    Any netball fan out there will understand how it feels to have watched the sport they love grow before their eyes. To go from no coverage on TV, to a live streaming service and behind the scenes insights into players on Kayo. It’s been slow but gradual progress for our sport.

    I will forever be a netball nerd despite my playing career going down in injury flames and a lack of any commitment beyond my height. I love this sport, but I’m not sure the growth we’ve seen is enough. I am tired of the limited coverage by mainstream media. I am over the women’s sports debate. I do not want to see players being misnamed in published photos, and facts in the limited articles being incorrect at times, or tucked away somewhere in the sport pages.

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    Simon Leonard

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    I agree with supporters watching the channel 9 coverage (doing my part live and on catch up)- but SSN also needs to do better with scheduling.
    I was at the Giants game on Saturday at 3pm – when a majority of players are playing their own game, so unable to attend or watch. Options like Friday 7pm or Saturday say 6pm would enable more to attend or watch. (The Sunday games are great)

    Ian Harkin
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    Used to love the Sunday afternoon double-header. They still have that most weeks, but only one of the games is on FTA TV.

    amandalouise
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    I don’t understand why more people who play don’t watch, at least on TV if they are unable to due to their own playing commitments. I’m lucky because my games are on Tues and Wed nights, but out of the 16 odd people in those two teams, only 2 of them follow the SSN. They just say they aren’t interested, yet they will follow male sports. I’m in my 60s, but players in my teams range from 20s to 60s. And the money differential is terrible, when you look at the comparisons made in the article. Just because netball has come a long way doesn’t mean there aren’t significant changes needed

    Ian Harkin
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    Have you asked them why? It’s a complete mystery to me.

    Now, I’ve never played netball in my entire life, but I played cricket, and it would have been just unheard of for the players in my teams to not take at least a general interest in the cricket games on TV. Much like netball, a lot of times big cricket games were on while we were playing. But we always made sure we kept up with scores and watched the games on the TV in the clubhouse in our breaks when we could.

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