Netball Australia intent on having their sport at Brisbane’s Olympics in 2032

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New Zealand celebrate winning the 2019 Netball World Cup

Netball Australia, with the assist of World Netball, has introduced its aim for the game to debut on the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

The 2020 Tokyo Video games noticed many sports activities function within the Olympics for the primary time, together with karate, skateboarding and sport climbing.

Netball has been included within the Commonwealth Video games since 1988.

England gained gold on the last event in 2018 and can defend their title in Birmingham subsequent 12 months.

“What higher approach to take care of the hangover of the Olympics ending than getting excited in regards to the prospect of netball being in in Brisbane? It will be sensible,” present England head coach Jess Thirlby instructed BBC Sport.

The Roses’ Commonwealth victory and the 2019 Netball World Cup in England, the place New Zealand gained their fifth title, have boosted the recognition and development of the game.

“We wish our junior netballers to dream of Olympic glory within the sport they love,” Netball Australia chief government Kelly Ryan stated.

“We wish our netball followers, who’re the proudest and most passionate supporters, to cheer on their favorite athletes as they compete within the inexperienced and gold with the entire world watching on.

“Our sport deserves to be performed on the most important stage.”

Netball Australia will work with World Netball, the Australian Olympic Committee and the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) to pursue their Olympic bid.

Thirlby added: “It’s performed in over 70 nations internationally, a few of which, the likes of Malawi, are nations that have not medalled this time round in Tokyo.

“So it actually affords up the prospect for different nations to truly get on an Olympic medal desk.

“We admire it is not but performed, most likely, broadly sufficient inside the males’s recreation. That’s one thing I really feel fairly assured about, that in 10 years’ time, the sport will attain a much wider viewers.”

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