Netball is back, bigger and better than ever before in 2019
Posted on April 26, 2019
3 min read
The 2019 season of Suncorp Super Netball is back, and in its third year will take the action to more venues and regions than ever before. We’re excited to help bring the third year of Super Netball to more fans – and to hopefully break a couple of records along the way!
Up and running – and jumping and passing and blocking and shooting – for another year, the 2019 season will be played over 14 weeks beginning on 27th April, with all eight clubs playing each other once at home, and once away. A four-week hiatus will take place after Round 9 to allow for the 2019 Netball World Cup, before teams return to play out the final five rounds of the season. A three-week finals series will then follow, to be contested by the top four-ranked teams, with the Grand Final to be held on the 15th September.
Sound like a lot? You can keep up with everything through the Netball Live Official App, where you can stream every Suncorp Super Netball match, Australian based Diamond matches live, fast and data-free if you’re a Telstra mobile customer. You’ll also get live scores as well as player and team stats, full match replays and video highlights.
For anyone watching at home, we’ve got you covered too. There will be two matches each round live on Telstra TV through the Netball Live App, two more on Nine through live free-to-air TV on Telstra TV, and on-demand replays through both the Netball Live App and 9Now app – so even if you can’t cheer along live, you’ll be able to keep up with your favourite team.
The Netball Live App on Telstra TV includes the game-changing player profile feature, live stats to follow the action, videos on your favourite stars, as well as match highlights if you want to keep tabs on your team’s top competitors.
You’ll also be able to catch all the action of this year’s Netball World Cup on the 9Now app on Telstra TV when it airs from 12-21 July, with all Samsung Australian Diamonds matches broadcast live and every World Cup match accessible through 9Now.
The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball is also part of our upcoming super weekend of sports streaming – with the AFL, NRL, Hyundai A-League and Netball seasons overlapping for the first time since we added the A-League to our streaming offering last May.
Beginning with Wednesday’s match between Richmond and Melbourne in the AFL, and ending with the final match of the A-League home-and-away season between Perth and Wellington on Sunday the 28th, we will for the first time stream all four sports on one chock-a-block long weekend, and 26 matches with total plays across our four official apps expected to top 5 million.
In 2018, West Coast Fever took home the gong for the most streamed team on Telstra Live Pass, but even more impressive is the fact that each of the final six rounds before the finals series broke new audience records. Women’s sport is here to stay in Australia, and it’s only getting bigger and better.
We can’t wait for another blockbuster, record-breaking year for netball and women’s sport – bring it on!