2 September 2022 | Bendigo Spirit news

Bendigo Spirit’s home and away schedule for WNBL23 has been announced, along with an incredible new league-wide broadcast deal with ESPN & Nine.

The WNBL is set to return to a full 16 round home and away season, with Bendigo’s season opener double-header locked in for Friday 4 November against the UC Capitals on the road, and then Sunday 6 November against Perth at home.

View the full fixture here 

Basketball fans will have access to more free-to-air WNBL action than ever before, as the league partners with ESPN and Nine for the next two years.

Across the 22-23 and 23-24 WNBL seasons, fans will once again be able to catch all 84 regular season games plus Finals live, with 68 games on Nine’s free streaming service 9Now, and 16 on leading sports network ESPN.

The WNBL will join the NBA, NBL, WNBA, FIBA and NCAA Basketball at ESPN’s Home of Hoops.

For the first time, ESPN will air WNBL games, with a featured Game of The Week live every Wednesday night, exclusively.

ESPN will also air the WNBL Finals in full, with selected matches also available on 9Now.

Basketball Australia CEO, Matt Scriven is thrilled with the new partnerships.

“Despite an incredibly challenging 21-22 WNBL season due to COVID, the league continued to experience growth with more fans watching the game and engaging digitally than ever before.” He said

“These new partnerships provide an incredible opportunity for fans old and new to really get involved in a more accessible way than ever before.

“We’re excited and grateful for the support of ESPN and the Nine Network and look forward to continuing to build this fantastic league with them.”