Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Super Netball ready to build on growing interest in women’s sporting competitions

February 17, 2017

At a time of growing interest in women's sporting competitions, representatives from the eight Super Netball franchises came together at the season launch in Sydney on Wednesday.

The new competition will open on Saturday with a triple-header season opener with NSW Swifts hosting GIANTS Netball, Melbourne Vixens hosting Magpies Netball Club and the Queensland Firebirds hosting Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Beyond the live games - at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre respectively – the fixtures will be broadcast over six hours of back-to-back netball coverage live and free on 9Gem, and Telstra TV.

On Sunday, the Adelaide Thunderbirds will host West Coast Fever at Priceline Stadium, Adelaide in Telstra TV’s first exclusive live broadcast of Suncorp Super Netball.

Netball Australia acting Chief Executive Marne Fechner commented “it is such an exciting day for netball, we are nearly there. After close to three years dreaming, evaluating, planning, negotiating and implementing, we’re now only three sleeps away from Suncorp Super Netball coming to life in the biggest venues around this country, and into the homes of everyone.

“We have eight clubs poised for battle, eighty of the world’s best athletes, an amazing new principal partner in Suncorp, and a new broadcast partnership that will take us into the homes, the hands and the hearts of all Australians.”

Fechner reflected on what success will look like for Suncorp Super Netball, explaining that “in time, they will be the first fully professional female athletes in this country, playing in packed stadiums, the largest that our country has to offer; week on week, year on year growth in our broadcast audiences, and more juniors playing the game because they want to be like our captains here today.”

The broadcast deal with Nine and Telstra will see two games per week broadcast live and in prime-time on 9Gem (replayed on Telstra TV), and two games live and exclusive through Telstra TV (replayed on 9Gem). All games will be available live via subscription through the Netball Live app, and replayed on demand via 9Now and Telstra TV.

Images: Captains from the eight Super Netball franchises gather ahead of Suncorp Super Netball season opener this Saturday. Courtesy Ben Symons Photography.

14th December 2016 - STRENGTH OF NETBALL’S PARTICIPATION NUMBERS CAP A MASSIVE YEAR IN THE SPORT

13th December 2016 - KATE PALMER UNVEILED AS NEW AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION CHIEF EXECUTIVE

15th November 2016 - AFL ADVISED TO PLAN FOR LONG TERM INTEREST IN WOMEN’S COMPETITION

7th November 2016 - NETBALL AUSTRALIA REVEALS NAME AND FIXTURE LIST FOR NEW NATIONAL LEAGUE

4th November 2016 - NETBALL NEW ZEALAND UNVEILS NEW ANZ PREMIERSHIP

2nd November 2016 - WEST COAST FEVER TO CALL CITY OF PERTH HOME

18th October 2016 - SUNCORP TAKE ON NAMING RIGHTS FOR AUSTRALIA’S NEW NATIONAL NETBALL LEAGUE

7th September 2016 - NETBALL AUSTRALIA ENDS LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH ANZ

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics is a company dedicated to the commercial pool industry. We are specialist contractors in pool construction, renovation, refurbishment, filtration, water treatment, heating and the…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Enta Australasia

Enta Australasia licenses, manages, maintains and distributes the Ticketing and CRM solution called enta throughout Australia and surrounding territories. enta is a world leading Ticketing and CRM…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Ticketing / Technology / Venues

 
 

Queenax Australasia

Queenax is a leader in functional innovation with its Italian designed and manufactured Queenax functional frames and exercise equipment bring a wealth of different training options to any fitness…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

AEROBIC MICROPHONES AUSTRALIA

Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…

read more

Fitness / Technology

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Led by Directors Mike King, Kate Maddock, David Mason and Martin Lambert, each of whom are recognised for their industry experience and achievements, OPG brings together a network of more than 15…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business