The Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) 2021/22 season will tip off on Thursday, December 2, showcasing a wealth of quality Australian and International talent.
A deal penned with Foxtel, Kayo and ABC will ensure fans won’t miss any of the action with EVERY game being broadcast across the season. Both Fox Sports and ABC will feature a game of the round LIVE each week in the premium 5pm Saturday slot.
All 84 regular season games and finals will be broadcast LIVE on Kayo, in addition, up to two games per week will be broadcast LIVE on Kayo Freebies and one game per week on Kayo YouTube, ensuring accessibility for all viewers.
The ABC has been a long-time supporter of the WNBL and will broadcast one game LIVE each week on the main channel and IVIEW further increasing the reach of audience. The ABC will also provide comprehensive editorial coverage across their TV, radio and digital platforms.
Basketball CEO, Matt Scriven said the broadcast deal reflected the quality of the competition and Foxtel, Kayo and ABC have the combined audiences to ensure games can be watched in every household.
“This broadcast deal is a win for the fans who are at the heart of every decision we make. The fans wanted live games in the premium Saturday 5pm timeslot and this will be available on Fox Sports and ABC. The quality of the competition at the WNBL is world class, The WNBL showcases the best talent in the country, and this broadcast deal ensures all the fans will have access to quality coverage throughout the season.”
Lauren Jackson AO OLY Head of Women in Basketball said Women’s basketball continues to grow each year and interest is at an all-time high and more people playing our sport than ever before.
“We want more girls playing basketball and having global role models playing in a competition on home soil is the key. As we head towards a FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney next year, the WNBL will continue to grow and showcase the best talent in the country.”
The WNBL continues to grow its presence internationally and has attracted a stellar field of elite imports, coming direct from the WNBA are Marina Mabrey, Dallas Wings (Perth Lynx), Tiffany Mitchell, Indiana Fever (Melbourne Boomers), Monique Billings, Atlanta Dream (Townsville Fire), Britt Sykes, Los Angeles Sparks (UC Capitals) and Lindsay Allen, Indiana Fever (Melbourne Boomers). 3×3 Tokyo Gold Medallist from USA Jackie Young will join the Perth Lynx once her commitments are finished with Las Vegas Aces who currently competing in the WNBA final Series.
Basketball Australia will release the full fixture shortly.
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