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NSL 2025 FAQs

NSL 2025 FAQs

The Netball Super League (NSL), the UK’s elite level domestic competition, has today (30.05.2024) announced the Clubs that have been successful in a tender process to participate in the relaunched League from 2025, marking a significant step towards professionalisation.

The tender process was established in order to set new standards for the future and ensure we deliver a competitive league with clubs that are ready and able to embrace the professional era. It was a necessary step in order to build the most competitive, commercially vibrant and captivating League in the world. We have an opportunity here like no other to fuel our growth and strengthen the entire infrastructure of our sport to deliver transformational change over the next decade.

Having now completed the exhaustive tender process we know we have the right Clubs on board to shape an exciting and sustainable future for the League. The successful Clubs all demonstrated a clear drive and ability to unlock the huge potential that exists and so we’re confident that we’ve selected the right Clubs who can deliver the on and off court advancements needed to raise the standards of the League.

Going from ten clubs at present to eight next year will be a case of fewer, bigger, better, and this is how we start to ensure the League becomes this exciting and game-changing proposition within the sports and wider entertainment market that we know it can. 

Driving change is difficult, but we had to do something different to make sure the League is fit for purpose, and we’re excited to partner with these clubs to collectively elevate the game.

We take the issue of player welfare very seriously and are working with the NPA to ensure we support players who are impacted by our decisions. This includes access to psychological support. 

Yes absolutely. We have consulted with players via the NPA who have been involved in this process from the off. It was critical for us to have their input and to hear their voices as ultimately, we are trying to create something for them that is fit for purpose and provide them with enhanced playing career opportunities. 

Yes. Our ambition is that in the future players will be able to enjoy full time rewarding careers in the sport. We will be introducing a salary cap and banding structure to ensure that clubs are competitive, and to ensure an even spread of talented players. It will also ensure that clubs are paying similar salaries, provide a transparent salary structure and provide a career path for players. 

We have significantly increased the salary floor The average salary will increase by at least 60% with the minimum salary payment more than doubling. 

We are in the middle of deals with both Sky Sports and the BBC who will both show the league next year. Next year every game will be available to watch and we will announce further details on that as we get nearer to the start of the relaunched NSL. 

Significant step changes from 2025 will include clubs playing in bigger venues and arenas, enhancements in match day events, competition improvements to deliver more thrilling, competitive and to the wire games and advancements in the elite environment to ensure players can choose and experience rewarding careers in netball. 

The eight selected Clubs are: Birmingham Panthers, LexisNexis Cardiff DragonsLeeds RhinosLondon MavericksLondon PulseLoughborough LightningManchester Thunder and Nottingham Forest Netball.

Read the full announcement here.

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