Vitality Netball Superleague: How to watch the 2022 season on Sky Sports | Netball news

Monday Night Netball takes place every week live on Sky Sports during the regular season; two more matches per. round to be streamed on Sky Sports YouTube channel, meaning three out of five regular rounds are to be broadcast; the season starts on February 5th with the ‘Season Opener’ weekend

Last updated: 26/01/22 7:53

Loughborough Lightning won the Vitality Netball Superleague title in 2021 after falling at the last hurdle three times previously (Photo credit: Morgan Harlow)

Loughborough Lightning won the Vitality Netball Superleague title in 2021 after falling at the last hurdle three times previously (Photo credit: Morgan Harlow)

Vitality Netball Superleague returns on February 5 with the traditional ‘Season Opener’ weekend, and here’s how you can watch the competition unfold Sky Sports.

This season, the clubs are welcoming fans back to their home ground for the first time after the 2021 season was delivered from two key venues due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2022, the ‘Season Opener’ weekend and a double-header Easter weekend will both take place in one place, where every match of these weekends will be shown live on Sky Sports and streamed on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel.

During the regular season, a total of three live matches will be shown each week – the triple number from the last home and away season in 2020.

A dedicated Monday Night Netball slot between 17.00 and 19.00 will show a marquee match-up across the Main Event, Mix, Action and Arena channels during the regular season – center pass at. 17.30 every week.

Two more matches per round will be streamed live on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel over a weekend.

The best action from each match will be made available in three minute highlights on Vitality Netball Superleague YouTube and club channels after each match.

  • Monday Night Netball takes place between 5pm and 7pm across Sky Sports’ channels.
  • Two more matches per round will be streamed live on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel.
  • The season-opening weekend and Easter weekend double-headers will feature 10 matches, all shown live on Sky Sports and streamed on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel
  • Three-minute highlights packages from each game will be produced and made available to fans.
  • During the regular season rounds, there are three live matches a week, tripling the number from the last home and away season in 2020.

“We’re excited to see our clubs return to their home ground to grow local fan bases and generate significant commercial revenue, and we’re excited to see fans return to the arenas to show their support and get behind their team in the next season, “Steve Elworthy, chairman of the Vitality Netball Superleague Board, said.

“We have partnered with Sky Sports and all Vitality Netball Superleague clubs to offer more ways to watch and follow the 2022 season, be it by going to matches or watching matches across Sky Sports TV and YouTube. channels as we look to continue to grow.our sport and bring our league to new audiences.

Loughborough Lightning - the defending champions - open the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague season (Photo credit: Morgan Harlow)

Loughborough Lightning – the defending champions – open the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague season (Photo credit: Morgan Harlow)

“Three out of five regular-round matches will be broadcast live to fans, which is more matches than ever before in a traditional home and away season,” Elworthy noted.

“And where we’re driving on key venue rounds, for ‘Season Opener’ and ‘Easter Weekend’ double headlines, we’re delighted to once again be able to bring fans all games live across Sky Sports TV and YouTube channels.

“Last season was a unique and challenging season and our thanks must go to the 11 clubs, Sky and our partners for their efforts to complete a fantastic season.

“Now, however, the clubs and players are focused on the final preparations for the upcoming season and we can not wait to see them back on the pitch and in action in front of fans in Birmingham on 5 and 6 February when the 2022 season goes on. walk.”

2022 Vitality Netball Superleague season kicks off February 5 (Photo credit: Ben Lumley)

2022 Vitality Netball Superleague season kicks off February 5 (Photo credit: Ben Lumley)

Season opening on February 5th and 6th

At Birmingham Resorts World Arena, the 2021 champions, Loughborough Lightning, kick-start the 2022 season against the London Pulse, and over the weekend all 11 teams will go to court.

Each competition in the opening weekend with 10 matches will be shown live on Sky Sports and streamed on Sky Sports YouTube channel.

2022 Vitality Netball Superleague – Season opening matches

February 5, 2022 Loughborough Lightning vs London Pulse 12.00
Team Bath Netball vs Strathclyde Sirens 13.45
Manchester Thunder vs Celtic Dragons 15.30
Wasps vs. Saracens Mavericks 17.15
Surrey Storm vs Severn Stars 19.00
February 6, 2022 Leeds Rhinos Netball vs Loughborough Lightning 11:00
Wasps vs. Strathclyde sirens 12:45
London Pulse vs Team Bath Netball 14.30
Celtic Dragons vs Saracens Mavericks 16.15
Severn Stars vs Manchester Thunder 18.00

The weekend will begin the road to the 2022 Grand Final will be held on Sunday 5 June, after which attention will be focused on the international calendar and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

England’s Vitality Roses is one of six teams that have already qualified alongside Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi.

Roses are the defending champions and they will open their title defense on July 29 and be first on the pitch at the NEC Arena in Birmingham.

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