The WNBL has penned a broadcast deal with Foxtel, Kayo, and the ABC to air each and every game of the 2021/22 period, which will idea-off on December 2.
The league’s Australian and global talent will be set on display, with far more folks than at any time prior to specified obtain to the women’s levels of competition.
All 84 regular-time video games and finals will be broadcast live on Kayo, that means admirers have all their WNBL motion accessible in one position.
In addition, up to two video games per 7 days will be broadcast reside on Kayo Freebies and a person activity for each week on Kayo YouTube, guaranteeing accessibility for all viewers.
The Foxtel Group has the greatest viewers of sports lovers in Australia with a lot more than 2.4 million households viewing sport on Foxtel and Kayo.
Each Fox Sports and ABC will function a activity of the spherical dwell each individual week in the premium 5pm Saturday timeslot.
The stakes have in no way been increased for women’s basketball with a Earth Cup in Sydney up coming yr and an Olympics in Paris only three many years absent.
Digital camera IconFather and daughter Shane and Shyla Heal will crew up at the Sydney Flames this calendar year as coach and star participant. Julian Andrews Credit rating: Information Corp Australia
Sydney Uni Flames will perform double-header games with the NBL Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena, the venue for the impending FIBA Women’s Basketball Entire world Cup, providing followers in Sydney the chance to witness the greatest basketball expertise in one position.
It is an fascinating period for the Flames, with Boomers and Kings legend Shane Heal coaching the facet, whilst his daughter Shyla is the team’s star player.
The Melbourne Boomers have returned to the Point out Netball and Hockey Stadium for the forthcoming year and will open up their 21/22 WNBL marketing campaign with a residence video game against place Victoria rivals Villawood Bendigo Spirit.
Opals legend and modern Basketball Corridor of Fame inductee Lauren Jackson thinks the WNBL has the fantastic opportunity to showcase the league ahead of the 2022 FIBA Women’s Globe Cup in Sydney.
“Women’s basketball continues to mature every single yr with curiosity at an all-time high and additional folks participating in our activity than at any time just before,” Jackson reported.
“We want more women enjoying basketball and obtaining global role styles taking part in in a levels of competition on dwelling soil is the essential.
“As we head to a FIBA Women’s Basketball Planet Cup in Sydney subsequent calendar year, the WNBL will carry on to expand and showcase the greatest talent in the nation.”
As Basketball Australia’s head of females in basketball, Jackson is at the forefront of the organisation’s dedication to the Women and Women tactic to assure girls have additional possibilities in the sport.
“The Girls and Girls tactic is a vital pillar of our business. The WNBL is a precedence as we attempt to supply planet-class opportunities to women and young women throughout playing, coaching, officiating and administrating our activity,” she mentioned.
The WNBL will function present-day and increasing stars, like Opals from the Toyko 2020 Olympic staff in Steph Talbot (Adelaide Lightning), Alanna Smith (Adelaide Lightning), Jenna O’Hea (Southside Flyers), Cayla George (Melbourne Boomers), Leilani Mitchell (Bendigo Spirit), Tessa Lavey (Bendigo Spirit), Sara Blicavs (Southside Flyers), Tess Magden (Melbourne Boomers) and Ezi Magbegor (Melbourne Boomers).
Fresh off their bronze medal win at the latest FIBA Women’s Asia Cup, Jade Melbourne (College of Canberra Capitals), Lauren Nicholson (Townsville Fire), Darcee Garbin (Perth Lynx), Keely Froling (Sydney Uni Flames), Lauren Scherf (Perth Lynx), Zitina Aokuso (Townsville Hearth) and Alex Sharp (Perth Lynx) will also excite enthusiasts.
The comprehensive fixtures for the 2021/2022 WNBL period will be introduced shortly.