Tag: Netball Australia

Victorian Taxpayers To Provide $15 Million To Netball Australia After ‘Virtue Signalling’ Saga

Victorian taxpayers can add another $15 million to the state’s burgeoning debt problems after Premier Daniel Andrews announced its tourism body will step in to sponsor cash-strapped Netball Australia. The sporting league lost its major sponsor Hancock Prospecting just over a week ago after some team members expressed concerns over being associated with the mining…


Netball Australia Players Should Consider Their Own History Before Virtue Signalling

Commentary A wise Rabbi from Nazareth once said you should take the plank out of your own eye before you attend to the speck in another’s. It is a principle that Australian Netball should have remembered in its recent controversy over Hancock Prospecting and its, now former, sponsorship of the Australian Netball team. A number…


The Only ‘Value’ in Sport Is to Win, and Win Fairly

Commentary Just as the Andrew Thorburn saga (which I wrote about in these pages) put the intolerance of the so-called “progressive” left on full display, the furore over the last week in Australia surrounding sportspeople objecting to sponsorship by mining and energy companies has further underlined how hypocrisy and double standards are the order of…


The Only ‘Value’ in Sport Is to Win Fairly, Not Promote Progressivism

Commentary Just as the Andrew Thorburn saga (which I wrote about in these pages) put the intolerance of the so-called “progressive” left on full display, the furore over the last week in Australia surrounding sportspeople objecting to sponsorship by mining and energy companies has further underlined how hypocrisy and double standards are the order of…


Our Sports Teams Are Turning Into Mouthpieces for the Climate Change Lobby

Commentary The Epoch Times recently reported that test captain Pat Cummins held a “Cricket For Climate” forum in Sydney, which led to a push for cricket clubs to install solar panels and speculations surrounding sponsorship from energy suppliers that utilise fossil fuels. It was also disclosed that a former netball captain sparked a revolt against sponsorship…


Sports Teams Continue to Peddle the Climate Change Doomsday Message

Commentary The Epoch Times recently reported that Australia’s national cricket captain Pat Cummins held a “Cricket For Climate” forum in Sydney, which led to a push for cricket clubs to install solar panels and speculation around the appropriateness of fossil fuel companies sponsoring the sport. Earlier in the week, it was also revealed that a former…


Cricket Captain Stands by Energy Sponsor Amid Media-Driven Climate Controversy

Test captain Pat Cummins has denied that he raised objections to Cricket Australia’s sponsorship deal with energy company Alinta on climate grounds. It comes after reports by Australian media alleged that Cummins told Cricket Australia Chief Executive Nick Hockley to terminate the $40 million, four-year contract with Alinta. “I think the most obvious, front-of-mind things…


Former Captain’s Criticism Of Funding Deal Sparks Revolt Against Coal-Mining Sponsor

Cash-strapped Netball Australia has delayed the rollout of new uniforms featuring the logo of mining giant Hancock Prospecting after a former captain spoke out against the company’s head, billionaire Gina Rinehart, who has been sceptical of the climate change movement. The women’s team have reportedly opted out of wearing the new jersey and wants more…


Former Netball Captain Steps in to Spark Revolt Against Mining Sponsorship Deal

Cash-strapped Netball Australia has delayed the rollout of new uniforms featuring the logo of mining giant Hancock Prospecting after a former captain criticised the company’s head, billionaire Gina Rinehart, who has been sceptical of the climate change movement. The women’s team have reportedly opted out of wearing the new jersey and wants more time to…