Funding not here if you need
The pay dispute that’s been rocking Australia’s most popular female sport for more than a year deepened yesterday after it emerged that $17 million in federal funding is in limbo. That happened after the national body Netball Australia (NA) failed to prove the money would be spent wisely. It’s not been a good week for one of our most popular sports… Netball legend Liz Ellis called out NA for its “callous disregard” of players after forcing some of our national players to attend an awards ceremony despite not paying them in 8 weeks. And yesterday, players blamed NA for the collapse of previous sponsorship deals as they shared through tears how some are sleeping in their cars or moving back in with their parents as the pay dispute continues. The players association and NA are set to meet today to negotiate an end to the dispute.
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