Suncorp Super Netball players will receive at least 90% of their full salary from 1 August until the end of the 2020 contract period on 30 November, 2020.
In a new agreement struck between the league, teams and Australian Netball Players’ Association (ANPA), players will receive JobKeeper or 90% of their salary if it’s greater than $37,690, and they will also be paid two additional months of health insurance allowance for October and November.
This agreement follows a scheduled review of the original agreement which was completed after Round 7 of Suncorp Super Netball. This review considered current and projected revenue and expenses for the season, in light of a full season being completed, plus potential additional JobKeeper payments.
Suncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, is pleased to announce the new agreement.
“Our players have gone above and beyond this year to deliver what has been an extraordinary season, so the league and teams are pleased to be able to agree on this final payment outcome with the playing group,” he said.
“We appreciate all the sacrifices that our players have made in order the make this season happen and the maturity at which they have approached these discussions. It’s a credit to the success of the season that we were able to make this final update to the agreement.”
ANPA CEO, Kathryn Harby-Williams, is pleased to have reached a final position which provides financial certainty for players through to the end of their contracts.
“We have come a long way since negotiations commenced in March and feel fortunate to see an uplift in pay which has been made possible due to the extension of JobKeeper,” she said.
“As always discussions with the league have been respectful and made possible due the support of the clubs. The playing group, like all of us, have endured some of the most challenging conditions yet feel grateful they have been able to deliver a product to provide netball fans with some joy over the journey.”
Information regarding the 2021 signing period will be announced by the league in coming week.