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.
Phumza Maweni (Sunshine Coast Lightning), Lenize Potgieter and Shadine Van der Merwe (Adelaide Thunderbirds) will make the journey back from South Africa, and Nat Haythornthwaite (NSW Swifts) and Layla Guscoth (Adelaide Thunderbirds) will travel from England.
The Suncorp Super Netball league successfully sought exemptions from the Australian Border Force Commissioner for the five athletes to re-enter Australia ahead of the 2020 season. Upon arrival, the athletes will adhere to biosecurity measures that are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including 14 days quarantine in accommodation nominated by the state governments.
This comes as the league has issued strict training guidelines to all Suncorp Super Netball clubs outlining the medical and logistical measures that need to be adhered when teams are given the green light to return to training.
Find out more information on the Suncorp Super Netball website here.