The Suncorp Super Netball players will be getting a boost with total player payment set to increase next season after Netball Australia, the Australian Netball Players’ Association and the clubs agreed to the new deal.
Players will share in a payment pool of up to $5.32 million per annum, with each club’s cap increasing by $15,000 to $515,000.
There will also be access up to $150,000 for employment, education and/or ambassador roles along with an increase to $1,635 to individual player’s private health fund insurance so it's in line with the government approved private health fund increase of 3.95 percent.
“This was a clear objective and central to our discussions, so to see the minimum payment for all players rise by 8.75 percent to $30,000 is a great outcome," ANPA Chief Executive Officer, Kathryn Harby-Williams said.
“It's another step forward in protecting and supporting our players on and off the court,” she said.
It comes after a landmark in 2017 which saw the average salary jumped from $40,000 to $67,500 under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The minimum wage doubled to $27,375.
The 2017 CBA also saw clubs paying for children under 12 months old and a carer to travel to games with players, private health insurance and income protection for up to two years in the event of injury or pregnancy.
The announcement today will also allow multi-year contracts for the next three seasons.