The final piece in the Australian winter sporting landscape returns tomorrow with the delayed commencement of the Suncorp Super Netball season, and fans can catch all the action on their mobile and Telstra TV.
While the coronavirus ultimately disrupted the NRL, AFL, and A-League seasons in March, Netball – which was due to start in May – has been without any premiership action at all in 2020.
The first six rounds of the 2020 season have been confirmed, with all matches to be played across Nissan Arena, and USC Stadium in Queensland.
Thanks to swift planning and cooperation between Netball Australia, Telstra, Channel 9 and the Queensland government, all non-Queensland Suncorp Super Netball teams will relocate to Queensland for the first part of the season, which will still be made up of 14 rounds and a normal finals series.
Fittingly, to open the season, it will be a Queensland derby between the Queensland Firebirds and Sunshine Coast Lightning at Nissan Arena in Brisbane Saturday 1 August at 1pm AEST.
Later that day at 3pm AEST, Adelaide Thunderbirds and the West Coast Fever will rekindle their rivalry at the same venue. The action continues on Sunday 2 August at 1pm AEST, with a NSW derby between Giants Netball and the NSW Swifts.
Then, to close out the first round on Sunday 2 August at 5:30pm AEST, the two Victorian teams, the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies, will face off in a unique version of #thebattle during their final hours of quarantine at Nissan Arena in Brisbane and fans can watch exclusively on Telstra TV.
You can keep up with everything through the Netball Live Official App, where you can stream every Suncorp Super Netball match 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. Matches will be broadcast each round by either the Netball Live app on Telstra TV, or live free-to-air TV thanks to Channel Nine (which is also available through the in-built tuner on the Telstra TV).
The Netball Live App on Telstra TV includes the game-changing player profile feature, live interactive 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.
We’re so happy to be a supporter of Netball and women’s sport in Australia and are so glad to see the teams back on court amidst such a challenging year.