17 March 2020

Scottish netball chief says suspended fixtures will hit sport hard in the pocket

Netball Scotland chief executive Claire Nelson says they need partners and sponsors 'more than ever' in order to survive.

All netball activity in Scotland was suspended on Saturday due to coronavirus, including Vitality Superleague team, Strathclyde Sirens, which Netball Scotland owns.

Nelson said: "I hope we can survive. This is where we have to work with our fantastic partners. We've just brought in some fantastic partners this year and I hope they weather the storm with us through thick and thin, because that's what investing in women's sport is.

"You're not buying logos, you're investing in the growth of women's sport and we need them now more than ever. 

"It is going to be really difficult but we're not the only team or organisation facing this and at the moment here there's a much broader thing that is bigger than sport.

"What we're hoping is that we can reschedule some things. If not, then they'll be cancelled and moved to next year and in the meantime we'll look at the support structure we can still provide," she added. 

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