Barkmeyer to join Magpies as temporary replacement player

1 month ago

Melbourne Vixens nominated athlete Ruby Barkmeyer will join the Magpies as a temporary replacement player for tonight’s match against Sunshine Coast Lightning at John Cain Arena, under the League’s COVID-19 Contingency Framework.

Ruby has signed a temporary replacement player contract with the Magpies for the Round 4 match, following approval by the League and with support from the Vixens.

The Magpies have been impacted by Health and Safety Protocols and have exhausted their own list of nominated athletes, training partners and COVID-19 supplementary players – dependent on position (goalers, midcourt and defenders).

“The Vixens are committed to helping to ensure the Super Netball season continues as planned, and we support Ruby stepping in as a temporary replacement player for the Magpies,” said Rebekah Webster, General Manager, Vixens, Performance and Pathways.

“The impacts of COVID will be ongoing for all clubs. We know Ruby will do a great job tonight, we look forward to cheering her on and welcoming her back to the Vixens from Round 5.”

Each Suncorp Super Netball team has 10 contracted athletes, four nominated athletes, as well as other training partners.

Under a recent update to the COVID-19 Contingency Framework:

  • Nominated athletes can represent up to two teams other than their own throughout the home-and-away season
  • Nominated athletes cannot play against their original team

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