Netball Australia, all eight Suncorp Super Netball teams and the Australian Netball Players’ Association today signed a landmark partnership pay deal that will reward players and continue to grow the sport in the future.

The historic three-year Collective Player Agreement (CPA) will benefit current and future Suncorp Super Netball players, commercial partners, Australia’s one million netball players and netball fans.

The key elements of the agreement include:

  • Players will receive an immediate 11 per cent pay rise over three years, with back pay to 1 October.
  • The average potential salary will rise to $89,221 and minimum salaries will rise to $46,600 over the term of the CPA.
  • Netball Australia and the players will enter into a landmark sponsorship revenue sharing partnership where players receive 20 per cent of revenue above an agreed sponsorship forecast.
  • The players will work closely with the game’s commercial partners to grow the sport, including additional earning potential for players through increases to commercial caps.
  • The introduction of an 11th player, whereby one nominated training partner per team is eligible for selection outside of injury or illness on a 6-month minimum salary contract.
  • The establishment of a Professional Netball Committee, with formal ANPA representation to work collaboratively through new opportunities for continued progression for athletes and the growth of the league.


Sunshine Coast Lightning CEO Justin Rodski said the outcome was important for the future of the sport.

“It’s fantastic all parties have been able to come to an agreement that will only continue to strengthen and grow the sport, while benefiting our athletes, Partners and of course the fans,” he said.

“While it has been a challenging time for the sport, this outcome is exciting, and provides stability for the future of the Suncorp Super Netball competition.”

With the CPA and TLA now completed, the contract signing window for all Suncorp Super Netball teams and players will open at 4:00pm AEDT today and close at 5:00pm AEDT on Tuesday 19 December 2023. Teams can also sign training partners from 5:00pm AEDT on Monday 8 January 2024.

Lightning’s highly anticipated 2024 squad will be announced over the next week, with player contracts to be signed and approved by Netball Australia before any official Club announcements can be made.

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