Netball NZ boss on how she wants sports relief package spent

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 18 May 2020, 10:45AM
Wyllie wants grassroots sports to get targetted relief. (Photo / Getty)

Netball NZ boss on how she wants sports relief package spent

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 18 May 2020, 10:45AM

Some sporting organisations will see money from a Covid-19 relief package within days.

The Government is committing $265 million to see Kiwi sport through the pandemic.

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says $83 million is for immediate support while $78 million has been dedicated to modernise the sector via innovation.

Netball New Zealand chief executive Jennie Wyllie told Kate Hawkesby what she wants to see from the rejig.

"First and foremost, our kids need equal opportunity to participate in sport, meaning my daughter and my son can go and try what they do, and the roadblocks that face either of them are addressed."

She also wants the money targetted at grassroots sports groups.

"I want to get those little five-year-olds and the big girls back on court as soon as we can and enjoying their netball in a really safe environment."