Welcome to the Netball NSW Premier League
Unveiled by Netball NSW in July 2015, the Netball NSW Premier League (NNSWPL) is a new competition to attract the best current and emerging talent within NSW. Its purpose is to offer a local, elite platform for players, coaches, officials and administrators, and provide bridging opportunities in to the Australian Netball League (ANL) and subsequently, Suncorp Super Netball.
In 2012, Netball NSW proactively commenced an extensive review of its High Performance Programs, with the inclusion of such an elite competition in its pathway seen as a priority in the organisation’s vision of producing State and Australian representatives.
Through a robust application process, overseen by the NNSWPL Commission, the eight successful Franchises granted an initial two-year NNSWPL Licence were;
- GWS Fury
- Central Coast Heart
- ERNA Hawks
- Manly Warringah Sapphires
- North Shore United
- Sutherland Stingrays
- UTS St George Sparks
The NNSWPL will be contested across two Divisions – Opens and Under 20s – with a Pre-Season tournament scheduled from 2 March through 23 March 2016, followed by the commencement of the 14-week regular season beginning 18 April 2016. The Finals Series will be contested over three weeks, with the Grand Final currently penned for week commencing 22 August 2016.
All games in the NNSWPL will be played at Netball Central, the world’s leading purpose built netball facility at Sydney Olympic Park.