Netball is full of big, thorny questions. Can you compare one player with another? How do you rank passing speed, shooting accuracy and centre-court pressure? Who really won the game, and how did they do it?
Net Points are Suncorp Super Netball’s first overarching player metric. They’re a stats-based scoring system, run by Champion Data, that measures every player action on the court.
Here’s how it works. Every time someone scores a goal, blocks a pass, gets a defensive rebound (and so on), they get points. The bigger the impact, the bigger the points. If players make mistakes or cause turnovers, they lose points. At the end of the game, each player receives an individual Net Points score, which represents their contribution to the match.
Net Points are the definitive measurement of player performance. For a long time, coaches, fans and commentators had to track stats themselves, or rely on gut instinct. Now they can simply glance at a player’s Net Points score, which is updated by Champion Data in real time. It’s opened up a whole new world of Netball analysis.
Every week, the top scorers in the round make the Nissan Net Points ‘Team of the Week’. At the end of the Suncorp Super Netball season, Champion Data crunches the numbers to generate the Nissan Net Points ‘Team of the Year’.