Wright welcomes rule change

9 days ago

Collingwood coach Rob Wright has welcomed the changes to the Super Netball competition announced today.

Collingwood coach Rob Wright has welcomed the changes to the Super Netball competition announced today.

Netball Australia has introduced a two-goal ‘Super Shot’ for this year’s season, which will commence on August 1.

The ‘Super Shot’ will give goal attacks and shooters the opportunity to score two goals during the final five minutes of each quarter. The shot must be taken within a 1.9 metre designated zone within the goal circle.

Netball Australia described the change as a ‘blend of the traditional game with the new’.

Collingwood coach Rob Wright agreed with the league’s innovative decision.

“The addition of a new rule is exciting. There will of course be controversy towards it but a bit of controversy is not a bad thing if it gets people talking about our game,” Wright said.

“The reasoning behind the addition is really sound – it will grow Super Netball’s non-traditional audience which in turn creates greater interest for the game as we go into a new broadcast negotiation. Now is the time to be innovative.

“I’m a traditionalist but open to looking for opportunities to enhance our game.”

Wright, along with his coaching team, will spend the next month integrating the new ‘Super Shot’ rule into the Pies’ training regime.

“It’s a huge opportunity for our attackers but will more so affect the way we play defensively,” Wright explained.

“We will need to rethink our strategy around the ‘Super Shot’ period of every quarter and this will be reviewed in coming training sessions,” Wright explained.

“It will take time for the group to change their mindset around our defensive play but I know we are up for the challenge.”

The Pies will resume full training in July for their return to court in five weeks’ time.

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