Netball Australia has renewed its sponsorship deal with finance company Suncorp ©Netball Australia

Finance company Suncorp has renewed its sponsorship of Netball Australia for another five years, it has been announced.

It means the Brisbane-based company will remain as naming rights partner of the Suncorp Super Netball League and continue its support as a major partner of the "Net Set Go" initiative and the Origin Australian Diamonds.

Suncorp began its partnership with Netball Australia in 2017, with, it is claimed, a shared vision to "elevate netball, empower girls and maintain their participation in team sport."

Suncorp also developed "Team Girls", in collaboration with Netball Australia, in response to research that showed nearly 50 per cent of all girls stopped playing sport by the age of 17.

The programme has worked with a range of experts, including ReachOut and Sport Australia, as well as netball ambassadors and parenting experts, to develop a library of resources designed to keep girls engaged with sport.

Suncorp sponsor a range of Netball Australia initiatives, including the Super Netball League ©Netball Australia
Suncorp sponsor a range of Netball Australia initiatives, including the Super Netball League ©Netball Australia

"As we conclude another season it is a perfect opportunity to acknowledge Suncorp’s involvement in growing the sport of netball from the grassroots level to the Suncorp Super Netball League and the Australian Diamonds," Netball Australia chief executive Kelly Ryan said.

"We are delighted Suncorp is aligned with our future direction, especially as we look towards the 2027 Netball World Cup in Sydney.

"Suncorp has been a fantastic partner of Netball Australia since 2017 and we look forward to working side-by-side to continue to grow netball over the next five years."

Suncorp Group chief executive Steve Johnston hailed the relationship between his company and Netball Australia.

"It’s a privilege to support one of Australia’s most popular sports and the world’s leading netball competition," Johnston said.

"For girls right around the country, the competition stands out as an example of teamwork, resilience and leadership.

"We are committed to backing this incredible community and women’s sport. We look forward to continuing to support the growth of netball for many more seasons to come."