Broadcast the 2013 ANZ Netball Championship - save our sport.
  • Petitioned ABC, Channel 7, 9 & 10

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ABC, Channel 7, 9 & 10

Broadcast the 2013 ANZ Netball Championship - save our sport.

    1. Tania Black
    2. Petition by

      Tania Black

      Brisbane, AL

I’m one of more than 1.2 million Australians who play netball. Why, with just a few weeks to go before the season starts, is one of our key national sports left without any free-to-air TV coverage? This is devastating in so many ways.

As Sports Minister Kate Lundy put it: “Women's sport is trapped in a vicious cycle where lack of television coverage means it is unable to attract sponsorship and revenue." We are at a crisis point in netball - if we lose coverage this season we’ll likely see a downward spiral for the sport from lack of investment and profile.

What sort of message will we be sending young girls when they can’t see any female sporting role models on TV? What does this mean for us as a country if we let our one major women’s sports suffer like this?

Turn on any telly over winter and it’s full of men’s sports - AFL and rugby league and union can be seen at just about any time and millions of dollars are pumped into them.

But Channel 10 has just dumped its coverage of the 2013 ANZ Championship, leaving this great sport without any free-to-air TV coverage.

There are so many sports channels and shows in Australia now, and not one of them is covering the most popular competition in the most popular women’s sport. Surely having one cover the netball isn't too much to ask?

SIGN THIS PETITION to urgently show Australia’s major television networks that we want them to screen netball. 

ABC, Channel 7, 9 & 10
I am signing this petition so that a free to air television station will show some support for Netball by broadcasting the 2013 ANZ Netball Championship

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    Reasons for signing

    • Cathy Pawley AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      My girls grew up playing netball and love watching it on TV. There are thousands of girls playing netball they deserve to be able to watch their role models and heros

      • 6 months ago

      Because netball is the top woman's sport in this country ... give it the recognition it deserves and let everyone watch it for free!!

    • Melissa Gare AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Netball is a sport played by lots of young girls and it is important for them to be able to watch their role models and to learn how the game is played

    • Zara Blades ROBINA, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Netball is an important part of an Australian girl's life as with pretty much all other sports, a strong male domination prevents us from succeeding and being notices for our achievements.

      • 12 months ago

      I love Netball


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