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Super Netball Internationals Granted Permission To Return To Australia


Five international Suncorp Super Netball athletes who returned to their home countries during the COVID-19 lockdown have been granted government permission to return to Australia.

This comes as the league reportedly nears the final stages of planning the return to netball and how the 2020 Super Netball season will look.

Phumza Maweni (Sunshine Coast Lightning), Lenize Potgieter, and Shadine Van der Merwe (Adelaide Thunderbirds) will return from South Africa, while Nat Haythornthwaite (NSW Swifts) and Layla Guscoth (Adelaide Thunderbirds) will travel from England.

When the athletes return to Australia, they will be places in 14 days quarantine in accommodation nominated by respective state governments.

Suncorp Super Netball CEO, Chris Symington, said the league has issues strict training guidelines to all clubs, including the medical and logistical measures that need to be adhered to when teams are given the green light to return to training.

“There are still several moving parts we’re working through in confirming detail of the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season, and we have many people working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure this is locked away as soon as possible,” Symington said.

“We appreciate our fans are patiently waiting for news on when and how the 2020 season will happen and we hope to be announcing further information around this by the end of the week.

“The league is excited that our international athletes who returned home will be back on Australian soil soon and we’re confident we’ll see our teams back to some type of group training in the near future,” he said.

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