Winners of the INSPORTS Community Netball Competitions are to receive the same prize money as the winners of the football competitions, starting this season.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange as she launched the final rounds of the competitions at the National Stadium on Friday, September 14.
Netball will now attract the same winning prize of $500,000, as football.
After saying that the time had come to make the prize money equal between netball and football in the INSPORTS Community competition, Miss Grange said that the prizes for second, third and fourth places would also be adjusted but she would announce those later
She added: “The importance of grass roots sports, which is what the INSPORTS community netball and football competition is, cannot be over-emphasised. It is sports for peace, uniting communities regardless of political persuasion.
“This is why I have invited Members of Parliament, Councillors and community leaders to encourage the INSPORTS netball and football teams in their constituencies, divisions and communities,” Miss Grange concluded.