Suncorp Super Netball

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Suncorp Super Netball (also known non-commercially as the National Netball League) is the premier netball league in Australia. The inaugural season commenced in February 2017.[1][2]

In 2008, Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand joined forces and created a Trans-Tasman league, the ANZ Championship as a successor to the Commonwealth Bank Trophy in Australia and the National Bank Cup in New Zealand, both of which were retired after 2007. The ANZ Championship saw netball become a semi-professional sport in both countries, with increased media coverage and player salaries. The 2016 season was the last of the competition, as Netball Australia looked to create a nationally exclusive league with a significantly improved broadcasting and media deal. This instigated the creation of Suncorp Super Netball, announced in May 2016.[3] The New Zealand successor to the previous ANZ Championship is the ANZ Premiership.[4]

The new league consists of the five former Australian ANZ Championship teams; the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Melbourne Vixens, NSW Swifts, Queensland Firebirds and West Coast Fever, in addition to three new teams, the Collingwood Magpies, Giants Netball and Sunshine Coast Lightning.[5] GIANTS Netball are owned and operated by Netball NSW, and the two other new teams are owned and operated by two clubs in the popular Australian Football League and National Rugby League football codes.

Expansion teams Sunshine Coast Lightning and Giants Netball met in the Grand Final in the competition's inaugural season, the Lightning winning the match 65–48 before a crowd of 8,999 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.[6][7]

Netball Australia introduced a new scoring system for the 2018 season. For each of the four quarters in a match, the winning team is awarded a point. In addition, the team winning at the end of the match is awarded four points. A maximum of eight points can be awarded per match.[8]

A total of six major awards are issued at the conclusion of each Super Netball season. These awards are:

This page was last edited on 13 July 2018, at 04:03 (UTC).
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