England worldwide Geva Mentor has stop Australia’s Tremendous Netball to return house within the wake of the withdrawal of her membership Collingwood and ongoing contract turmoil.
- Mentor has lived in Australia for 15 years, taking part in netball for 4 totally different high groups
- Her most up-to-date membership, Collingwood, has determined to go away Tremendous Netball for the 2024 season
- Participant contract talks are on maintain till Netball Australia can discover a alternative crew
The Magpies introduced late within the 2023 season they had been handing again their licence, with Netball Australia but to call a alternative.
With out an eighth crew in place, not one of the different seven Tremendous Netball golf equipment can begin making signings for subsequent season, with some gamers trying elsewhere to safe their futures.
Mentor, 38, began her 232-game profession with the Adelaide Thunderbirds earlier than stints with Melbourne Vixens, Sunshine Coast Lightning and Collingwood, who she joined in 2019.
The star goalkeeper, who shall be a part of England’s marketing campaign on the upcoming Netball World Cup in South Africa, mentioned the scenario with the Magpies had “accelerated” her resolution to go away and play in her house nation.
She’s but to disclose which of the ten Netball Tremendous League groups she is going to hyperlink with, however has possible taken a pay reduce provided that competitors is just not totally skilled.
“After 15 years in Australia residing and competing I’m tremendous grateful for my experiences, the alternatives and the lifelong friendships I’ve made alongside the best way,” the Collingwood captain posted on Instagram.
“Sure the scenario in Australia and specifically with Magpies has accelerated this resolution, however don’t be concerned I’ll return again to Aus once I can, though unlikely in a netball costume!
“Not solely to help all gamers the place I can, however I am going to hold difficult and holding the powers that be accountable as I too desire a profitable SSN (Australian) league to have the ability to encourage my fellow imports to come back and to continue to grow the sport.”
Netball Australia was as a result of announce the facet to exchange Collingwood final week, with one other Melbourne outfit anticipated, however talks are persevering with to mattress down the newcomer.