Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



24 July 2020

Jane Howlett, Minister for Sport and Recreation

Netball back in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the state’s sport and recreation sector as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19.

Today I was delighted to be joined by Netball Tasmania CEO Aaron Pidgeon and players from the Tasmanian Netball League to launch the 2020 season, which begins tonight in Kingston.

Our Government provided $150,000 to Netball Tasmania as part of tranche one of our sport and recreation COVID-19 support fund, with 17 jobs supported.

Netball is one of the state’s most loved sports and I’m sure the 2020 Tasmanian Netball League season will be hotly contested and provide netball fans with some thrilling matches.

We have provided significant support for the state’s sport and recreation sector through COVID-19, including our $10 million Improving the Playing Field Fund, which will provide grants to local councils, sporting clubs and associations to improve playing facilities across Tasmania to maintain and build participation across sporting codes following the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also recently doubled the support available under the Ticket to Play program from $100 to $200, giving young Tasmanians the opportunity to feel part of a team, to learn new physical skills, to gain leadership experience and to have some fun along the way.

Tranche two of our sport and recreation COVID-19 support fund, which will have a focus on returning to play and assisting grassroots sporting clubs with their recommencement so they can get back to enjoying the benefits of community sports, is now open for applications.

I wish all those participating in the 2020 Tasmanian Netball League season, and all other sporting competitions around the State that have now recommenced, all the best.



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