New Zealand’s next tier of netballers will get an opportunity to get back on court this year with a revamped Beko Netball League to be contested next month.
Six teams will compete over three weekends in a full round-robin starting on 29 August in a shortened version of the league.
The Beko Netball League had originally been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the revised competition has been given the green light with the backing of Sport New Zealand.
Netball New Zealand Head of Events and International Kate Agnew said they were excited to be able to offer a league in what had been extraordinary circumstances this season.
“Thanks to the support of Sport New Zealand we are able to offer a modified version of the Beko Netball League,” she said.
“It’s really exciting to be able to get our developing athletes an opportunity to compete this season after all of the hard work they put into their pre-season.”
Agnew said the Beko Netball League was an important part of the performance pathway for players leading into the ANZ Premiership and this year’s competition would also be significant looking ahead to next year’s Netball World Youth Cup in Fiji.
“This will be an opportunity for our Emerging Talent Selectors to see more of our NZ U21 eligible players ahead of the NZ U21 Squad being announced post the Beko Netball League.”
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