Netball is back on our screens from tomorrow, and this week we chatted to the team captains about how pumped they are for season two, as the league pursues its goal of being the best women’s netball competition in the world.
After a long off-season, the captains are itching to get back out on the court. “We’ve put in a really solid pre-season but for us it’s just about quality netball, and it all starts from game one,” said Kate Moloney, Captain of the Vixens – who will be up against the Magpies in the opening match of the season at 3pm AEST tomorrow.
One of the other huge matches for the weekend ahead will be the 2017 Grand Final rematch between the Lightning and the Giants at 1pm on Sunday. Talking about the form of the defending champions, Lightning captain Geva Mentor told us, “I’m definitely ready to unleash my girls on the Giants” – and all eyes will be on Giants Captain Kim Green returning from 14 months’ rehab after knee surgery.
Netball Australia also shook things up this week announcing new rules in season two that will see teams earn bonus ladder points for winning each quarter of a match. Netball coaches can roam freely courtside as basketball coaches do, which should make for some interesting viewing in tight moments.
Catch every game live, only with Telstra
As the best netballers in the world converge on Australia from April to August, Telstra mobile customers can stream every game live, fast and data-free through the Netball Live Official App which is available in the Apple and Google Play Stores.
And Telstra TV customers can also watch every game live on the big screen. Two live matches each round will also be made available on the Telstra TV Netball App, and two live matches each round will be available on Nine and 9Gem through the live TV tuner on Telstra TV2.
Telstra mobile customers get every game live on mobile included as part of their plan, and there is no additional fee to pay to watch netball live on Telstra TV or TV2.
Telstra TV is available for Telstra broadband customers only.
Growing this elite sport in Australia
At Telstra, we’re proud of our association with Suncorp Super Netball and our ability to bring this exciting competition to fans. Netball is the most popular team sport for women and girls, Netball Australia reports. The most recent annual snapshot shows 563,000 women and 324,000 girls, not counting girls playing school netball, played netball in the course of the year.
We are providing netball fans with more reasons to interact with their favourite sport as part of our commitment to creating new and better ways for fans to connect with netball. By broadcasting to an engaged audience of fans across Australia we are helping Suncorp Super Netball get the exposure it deserves attracting even more sponsorship and funding in order for the game and the athletes to thrive.
Find out how you can catch every game of Suncorp Super Netball live.