Netball is a sport 'under threat'

Author
Michael Sergel,
Publish Date
Mon, 9 Apr 2018, 9:56AM
Maria Folau and Katrina Grant react after the Silver Ferns' loss to Malawi at the Commonwealth Games. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Netball is a sport 'under threat'

Author
Michael Sergel,
Publish Date
Mon, 9 Apr 2018, 9:56AM

There are big questions for the future of netball, following The Silver Ferns' shock loss to Malawi at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand must now win Wednesday's game against England to make the finals.

Sports reporter Andrew Alderson says netball used to be the only professional sport available for women.

But he told Mike Hosking with women's sport on the rise, netball can no longer take its dominance for granted.

"Effectively it's a sport under threat I think with the way women's sport is now going.

"The money now that's available in Sevens, and you think of cricket as well, and you see people like Eliza McCartney coming through on the scene.

"I think netball is really going to need to fight to keep its place."

LISTEN ABOVE AS ANDREW ALDERSON SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING