- Perth to host 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final on Sunday July 3
- National netball team, the Australian Diamonds, to use WA as their base for Commonwealth Games training camp in July
- Another big event coup for the State and all netball fans in WA
The McGowan Government has thrown its support behind Australian netball by securing Perth as the host city for the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final.
In yet another sporting coup for Western Australia, the Grand Final will be held at RAC Arena on Sunday July 3.
In addition, the Australian national netball team, the Australian Diamonds, will be based in Perth from July for a training camp ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
WA's own team, West Coast Fever, is currently second on the ladder and will be vying for a place in the Grand Final over the coming weeks.
Up to 14,000 Grand Final spectators are expected to descend on RAC Arena, one of Australia's best sporting venues.
The event will bring athletes and visitors from out-of-state, stimulating the local visitor economy and showcasing WA through the live television broadcast.
Supporting sporting events such as the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final is part of the McGowan Government and Tourism WA's strategy to attract more visitors to the State.
For the first time in the league's history, there will be prize money for the Grand Final with $100,000 for the winning team and $25,000 for second place, which will further support netball in Australia.
Netball is the biggest participation sport for Australian girls, with more than one million people playing netball across Australia.
For more information, visit https://supernetball.com.au
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Perth is a dynamic city with world-class sporting infrastructure, which makes it the perfect host for large-scale music, arts and sporting events.
"This event will attract athletes and visitors into WA, stimulating the local economy and supporting local businesses."
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:
"This is yet another huge announcement.
"The big sporting hits just keep on coming for WA.
"The McGowan Government is proud to support the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final.
"Securing the Grand Final and the Australian Diamonds training camp is great news for Perth and will build on the blockbuster sporting events already planned this winter.
"We've got the State of Origin on June 26, the Wallabies against England on July 2, the Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final on July 3 and then the English Premier League blockbuster double header on July 22 and 23."
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"This agreement between the WA Government and Netball Australia demonstrates our support for netball and women's sports, from the grassroots level to the elite.
"Events such as this help ignite a passion for the sport among children and young people, ensuring a strong future for the sport.
"Having such a fantastic event in town will showcase the superb RAC Arena to netball fans across the country through the televised broadcast, attracting even more visitors to our beautiful State.
"The State Government is proud to support Netball Australia in bringing such a prestigious event to Perth and we look forward to welcoming the Grand Final and Australian Diamonds training camp to our city next month, to inspire young netball players and showcase our beautiful Perth city."
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