Welcome to Stella at the start of a new year, 2024 which most excitingly is Olympic year.
We finished off 2023 with a very hectic contracting period having the AFLW grand final, trade, and draft within a matter of weeks. We helped athletes secure a number of exciting trades, including one that involved 11 clubs!
Several athletes signed 3+ year deals. This is the first time AFLW athletes have been able to do this. Previously, contracts were capped at 2 years. We also had 2 athletes join the AFLW via the draft, which is always an exciting night.
It was great to see a resolution with the netball CPA before the end of the year, meaning all netballers had certainty on their contracts heading into the holiday break.
The WNBL and Liberty A League is in full swing, and we’ve loved watching and supporting our players. It’s not long before the Suncorp Super Netball league kicks off in April, with the semi professional NBL1 league kicking off around the country at the same time.
Whilst the next few months will be quieter on the contracting front, we’re focusing on connecting athletes with partnership and promotional opportunities, to maximise their earning capacity off field, and helping them leverage their brand as an athlete.
We continue to focus on building strong relationships with our athletes and partners who align with our athletes’ and Stella’s athletes about progressing women’s sport for the better.