November 28, 2016

In Brief: Netball Australia, NRL, AOC and much more

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A catch up or a look back but this is some of the news you might have missed.

Netball: Netball Australia signed its second major sponsor since forming a brand new domestic competition inking a wide ranging, multi-year agreement with Nissan Australia.

The Japanese automaker will be a major partner of next year’s Suncorp Super Netball which begins in February, as well as the official automotive partner of the national team Australian Diamonds.

Nissan will also partner six of the eight Super Netball clubs (GIANTS Netball, Melbourne Vixens, NSW Swifts, Sunshine Coast Lightning, Queensland Firebirds, West Coast Fever), in addition to Netball Tasmania, Netball ACT, and Netball NT.

Nissan will also be a major partner of the Fast5 Netball World Series in 2017-18.

It was the final deal made before Netball Australia chief Kate Palmer publicly announced her resignation.

Rugby League: NRL clubs have called an emergency general meeting to vote on the future of the ARL commission chairman John Grant.

The NRL confirmed it had received an application for an EGM where a vote will be held on whether to axe Grant.

The clubs would require 14 of the game’s 26 shareholders – comprising the 16 clubs, QRL, NSWRL and eight commissioners – to oust him.

It’s reported that Newcastle and Gold Coast, both of which are owned by the NRL, abstained from calling for an EGM.

Read more at SBS.

Olympics: Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates has backed calls for a $50 million national lottery to boost funding for Olympic sports and help keep Australia competitive against heavy spending rival nations.

Read more at Reuters.

Baseball: Baseball Australia and the Australian Baseball League have signed Stonemasons & Landscapers as their official facility partner for the ABL’s 2016-17 season.

Commonwealth Games: Italian sportswear manufacturer Diadora has renewed its partnership with Commonwealth Games Australia.

Diadora will supply all official competition, training gear and team uniforms for Australia at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Diadora was the supplier of Australia’s competition and training gear during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Volleyball: Volleyball Australia has signed a broadcast deal with the Seven Network. The broadcaster will air a weekly volleyball show on their 7TWO channel from this weekend.


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