Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 10, 2019 at 10:16 pmPost count: 13957BluebirdParticipantOctober 11, 2019 at 3:05 pmPost count: 109
I agree with Tamsin. Transparency is needed and someone needs to move the deadline of when teams have to be announced by. London Pulse is still an enigma! Technically easiest team for me to get to, just jump on HS1, but I can’t get excited by a club shrouded in secrecy.Rona HunnisettParticipantOctober 14, 2019 at 5:37 pmPost count: 147
Anyone else find this REALLY hard to read? I know what she’s trying to say, but it’s so convoluted it’s impossible to decipher.
I think the biggest part of the problem was the outgoing CEO (who was a big TG supporter, let’s not forget) who really didn’t have any plan in place for how to take advantage of the noise created by the World Cup. They should have had a new broadcast deal in place, with stuff placed on the BBC at the very least, and perhaps some outreach with the rank and file members (recruit a friend, open play days, shopping centre demos) to spread the world above and beyond Liverpool.
As for the mayhem of the VNSL announcements, it’s mad that we still don’t know anything about the Pulse team – although looking at the movements in the off season, is there anyone left to play for them?
Am crossing everything that the new England CEO will be one with some commercial nous and one who’s not afraid to challenge the old girl network that’s only in it for the flights and first class accommodation….JoyjamieParticipantOctober 14, 2019 at 9:19 pmPost count: 235
Very interesting what you have said. There is a problem now with Netball that since the World Cup what has happened? New England coach, trip to Australia yet all behind closed doors no coverage. squad announcements farcical to say the least. New CEO does need to build netball but feel Tamsin should be involved in some capacity, she has a high profile and who seems to raise valid points in her columns. She has the highest profile of anyone in EnglandRona HunnisettParticipantOctober 18, 2019 at 10:45 amPost count: 147
Have they actually appointed a new CEO yet? Can’t remember seeing any announcements…
Can understand why the Aus trip was behind closed doors – it wasn’t a full international, so didn’t count for ranking points for any of the teams…and there’s no reason to get peoples’ alarm bells ringing this early in a four year cycle. I seem to remember when Tracey took over that the first run outs weren’t all that impressive, and yet look where we end up.
Agree Tamsin has a high profile, but that’s not what’s needed imho – we need a sound business brain who understands the sport and has a proven track record of building relationships with brands, government and other NGBs. TG isn’t the answer, however good her agent is at raising awareness of her, imho. She should stick to TV, where she’s very insightful. And don’t forget she’s going to have two little ones to deal with shortly – how could she possibly give such a demanding, high profile job, her full attention in that situation?NettylifeParticipantOctober 18, 2019 at 11:17 amPost count: 21
I’m not sure that TG is suited to being CEO but it has nothing to do with how many children or how old they are.BluebirdParticipantOctober 18, 2019 at 12:31 pmPost count: 109
They couldn’t have a new TV deal in place because the current rights deal was a 4 year deal signed in 2016. I expect the next one will be bigger. In terms of post world cup momentum, wasn’t that about getting the new people intetested in playing into back to netball schemes, which I believe has been very successful. And lots of camps and training sessions with players. The only criticism I have is the way the next season VNSL have been announced.JoyjamieParticipantOctober 19, 2019 at 8:44 pmPost count: 235
I’m not Tamsin Greenway for CEO, think she needs a role in England Netball to help move the game forward. Haven’t heard much of Jess Thirlby in the media feel that she needs to do more to promote the game and issues. The VNSL announcements have been boring and too dragged out, that is not keeping up momentunRona HunnisettParticipantOctober 21, 2019 at 8:50 amPost count: 147
Agree that the VNSL announcements have been way too long and dragged out, but don’t forget that VNSL has a separate board and separate rules from EN, so they march to their own drum.
I would love the next tv deal to be bigger BB, but they could have used the momentum at the WC to renegotiate a better deal – and it seems like they’ve just left the existing one in place. And with no great push in the media after the NWC, all that awareness is being lost.
Back to Netball was working pretty well before the competition – what we really need are some new competitions open to everyone, not just the elite, to ensure that those who’ve got back into playing really start to see the benefit.
And I’m guessing that Jess hasn’t been in the media because EN hasn’t sold in any stories….agree she should be front and centre of any push that takes place, but without any proactive pr work, that won’t happen.JoyjamieParticipantOctober 21, 2019 at 12:45 pmPost count: 235
Interesting about the new TV deal should be on BBC or ITV so more people can gain access to and watch. Expect it will be between sky and BT sport though. In relation to additional competitions would be interesting to have the top sides in Australia, New Zealand and England complete against each other in a series, that would be brilliantRona HunnisettParticipantOctober 22, 2019 at 1:33 pmPost count: 147
If netball is going to get a bigger audience it has to be on a free to air platform – the traditional Sky sports subscriber is male and gets the channel primarily to watch the football! Also, if you look at EN’s core membership, it’s young women, who aren’t necessarily going to have £60-70 a month to throw at a subscription service that doesn’t have a regular time for screening and which moves netball all over the schedule, depending on when it suits them!
Will be interesting to see how Wasps go in the international clubs competition at the end of the year- I doubt many other franchises have the funding to participate internationally, and we certainly don’t want English clubs to get trashed, as that will have a detrimental effect on audiences!
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