Townsville RSL to broadcast Fire blockbuster

October 4, 2017 | Townsville Fire news

The WNBL’s return to TV will be ushered in at Townsville RSL on Saturday with Fire fans encouraged to watch the clash at the club’s official venue partner.

With the JCU Townsville Fire and the Melbourne Boomers tipping-off from 2pm (QLD time) on Fox Sports, the round one blockbuster will see five-time WNBL MVP Suzy Batkovic battling against Opals teammate Liz Cambage.

Fire forward Marena Whittle will also be on hand to discuss the game with fans while she recovers from injury.

“It’s an exciting time for the WNBL to be returning to TV,” Fire General Manager Richard Goodbody said.

“We believe we have assembled a squad that will not only vie for another championship, but will also be exciting for fans to watch.

“While a lot has been made of our vaunted front court, we also have shooters right across the floor and the opening TV game of the season should be a great test for our new-look squad.”

In order to secure entry to Townsville RSL, you must meet one of the following requirements. They are:

* Townsville RSL member;
* An RSL member;
* A reciprocal club member;
* Signed in as a members’ guest; or
* Signed in as a visitor living over 15kms away from Townsville RSL.

Non-members can join online at and collect their membership upon arrival.

Standard dress codes apply including no hats or singlets and clean, tidy dress at all times.

The Fire and the Boomers tip-off on Fox Sports from 2pm.

Click here to become a member of the JCU Townsville Fire.