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Netball NZ confident of Silver Ferns World Cup bonuses: 'We've had a really positive response'

After the fallout of their non-World Cup winning bonus, Netball New Zealand CEO Jennie Wyllie is confident of the Silver Ferns being paid for their achievement.

Despite taking out the Netball World Cup, the Silver Ferns will receive no official remuneration for their win in Liverpool earlier this week, with the game's global body unable to provide prize money to any of the competing sides.

With Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern having joked that chief sponsor ANZ could come on board to provide a payment to the Ferns, CEO Wyllie told 1 NEWS that Netball New Zealand are working to ensure some kind of reward for the new world champions.

"We've had a really positive response from our partners," Wyllie said.

"I think we're just putting our heads together and seeing what we can make happen for this team to recognise their efforts.

"I really hope we can do something that would be commensurate with the efforts that they've put in, but again, it's pretty early stages and we've got some work to do there."

Meanwhile, Shannon Saunders  says  the Ferns played for the love of the game and not money.

Wyllie reiterated her desire to see the world champions given some kind of reward.

"They play for the black dress, and we're incredibly proud of what they've achieved.

"All of us as an organisation have put all of our resources into allowing them to be the best that they can be, and anything from here would be a complete bonus for them."

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CEO Jennie Wyllie wants to see the Ferns paid out for their success. Source: 1 NEWS


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