Reject sports betting funding

THE NSW Swifts and Giants Netball are the latest teams – and first for netball in NSW – to let their extensive fan base enjoy the sport free from sports betting advertising.

Under the initiative, both clubs, who call the Ken Rosewall Arena home, have pledged to turn down sports betting sponsorship for the next two years, as well as commit to educating their fans, players and staff about gambling harm in the community through messaging at their games and on their social media.
The new partnerships broaden Reclaim the Game to a new fan base, and brings the total partners to 13 across 18 teams in six codes, including netball, AFL, A-League, cricket, NBL and NRL.
Since its launch in 2020, the initiative has reached millions of sports fans through more than 260 games, both on TV and in stadiums.
Netball NSW CEO Tracey Scott said that as “the most popular community sport in the state”, and the leading elite female code, they were committed to playing a role in educating fans, participants and the broader community about the risks associated with gambling and the harm it could cause.
“Alongside some of NSW’s other cherished sporting teams and codes, we are proud to join Reclaim the Game which looks to reconnect fans with their love of the games they follow,” she said.
“The joy of our game is its theatre, especially at Super Netball level when the NSW Swifts and Giants Netball go head-to-head with the world’s best, and we always look to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to immerse themselves into the excitement of our game.”
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