Melbourne netball teams are set to be relocated indefinitely to a different state mid-July, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria.
The Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies will likely be relocated to NSW ahead of Super Netball’s August 1 start date, but Western Australia, as well as Queensland and South Australia, are also being weighed up as potential relocation spots.
If the teams are moved to NSW, all players would have to undergo 14 days of quarantine but would be able to train due to an exemption for elite athletes. But relocating to a state other than NSW could prove cheaper for Super Netball, with other states also under more relaxed restrictions.
The Super Netball Commission is expected to move the team’s last-minute after July 15 in an effort to keep them in their regular home environment and training regime for as long as possible.