UC Capitals to tip off 23/24 season at home
The UC Capitals will commence their 2023/24 campaign in front of their fans at the National Convention Centre Canberra, with the Cygnett WNBL today releasing the fixture for the upcoming season.
Spanning five months from November to March, the regular season will consist of 84 matches as all eight teams play each other three times, while Semi-Finals take centre stage from February 28 followed by the best-of-three Grand Final series to be played on March 10, 13 and 16.
The UC Caps will host the Adelaide Lightning on November 5, with Round 1 to celebrate and recognise Indigenous Round, which the Caps will use as a way to set the tone for the remainder of the season.
Three days later, the Caps will host the Southside Flyers for Round 2, before they go on the road to play Shaneice Swain and the Sydney Flames, and then fly up to Townsville to play the 22/23 Champions.
Round 14 will see the Cygentt WNBL again partner with Share the Dignity for its second Fighting Period Poverty Round, with the Caps hosting the Flames on January 31 at the NCCC.
With limited court availability and no dedicated home base for the team, the UC Capitals will play two games at the Tuggeranong Basketball Centre, when they host Melbourne Boomers in Round 7 and Bendigo Spirit in Round 15. The court has been used as a training space for the team in previous seasons and was upgraded in 2022 to meet WNBL standards.
Head Coach Kristen Veal said she is looking forward to unveiling the new era Caps on home court.
“I think the WNBL has done a fantastic job of putting the fixture together and releasing it as early as possible. This has allowed us to plan ahead to allow us the best opportunity to perform at our best every game,” Veal said.
“‘I’m excited to start the season with more games than last year (4 games in the first 2 weeks) – this will allow us to consolidate preseason, come together as a team and work through gaps in our system sooner.
“To be able to play our first two games in front of our home crowd is exciting and meaningful given their unwavering and enthusiastic support last season. I’m keen for Canberra to see this new era Caps on home court.”