Melbourne Vixens Have Been Punished After Covid Prevented Them From Entering Perth

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Netball Australia has penalised the Melbourne Vixens $50,000 for failing to go to Perth for their Super Netball match because certain key players were locked out of the state.

After traveling to Byron Bay, which was then classified a red zone by the West Australian government, three senior Vixens — Jo Weston, Kate Moloney, and Emily Mannix – were denied admission for their round eight grand final rematch against the Fever in June.

The Vixens were left with just eight players for the match, as they were unable to find any Victorian-based replacements and chose not to fly from their Brisbane base. NA initially canceled the match, however it was later rescheduled.

On Wednesday, NA declared that it has completed its inquiry into the circumstances behind the fixture disruption. The Vixens broke Super Netball’s team participation agreement by failing to travel to Perth and play the scheduled match, according to the report.

source : guardian sport

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