Sky Sports to show more VNSL in 2022
The Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) 2022 season is fast-approaching and is set to be a thrilling spectacle of netball with 11 clubs battling it out to be crowned champions – and fans making their return to their favourite team arenas.
The season – which runs from February 5 to June 5 – sees home and away fixtures returning to the league, following central venues in 2021.
This means clubs can welcome back fans to watch games back at their home venues, with tickets currently on sale for Rhinos fixtures HERE.
First up – all 10 games from the Season Opener and Easter Weekend double-headers weekend will be live on Sky Sports and YouTube giving fans a chance to see every team and their favourite players on a bumper start to the season.
During the regular weekly round of fixtures Sky Sports will showcase three live games a week, triple the number from the last home and away season in 2020.
A dedicated Monday Night Netball slot between 5pm and 7pm will showcase a marquee match-up across the Main Event*, Mix, Action and Arena channels throughout the regular season – centre pass at 5.30pm every week – firs up with me the Rhinos taking on Team at the EIs in Sheffield.
Two further games per round will be streamed live on Sky Sports YouTube channel over the weekend, while the best action from every match of the season will be made available in three minute highlights on the VNSL YouTube and club channels after each game.
Steve Elworthy, Chair of the Vitality Netball Superleague Board, said: “We are pleased to see our clubs return to their home venues to grow local fan bases and generate important commercial revenue, and are excited to see fans return to arenas to show their support and get behind their teams for the season ahead.
“We have worked in partnership with Sky Sports and all Vitality Netball Superleague clubs to offer multiple ways to watch and follow the 2022 season, be that by going to games or watching matches across Sky Sports TV and YouTube channels as we look to continue to grow our sport and take our league to new audiences.
“Three out of five regular round games will be broadcast live to fans, which is more games than ever before in a traditional home and away season. And where we do operate central venue rounds, for ‘Season Opener’ and ‘Easter Weekend’ double headers, we are 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 one and our thanks must go to the 11 clubs, Sky and our partners for their efforts in completing a fantastic season. Now though the clubs and players are focused on final preparations for the season ahead and we cannot wait to see them back on court and in action in front of fans in Birmingham on February 5 and 6 when the 2022 season gets underway.”
Here’s how you can watch every game this season:
Live at home venues
Fans will be able to watch the Rhinos live at venues across Yorkshire during 2022. There will be three fixtures at the EIS in Sheffield, three at the Allam Sports Centre in Hull and a further two at the first direct Arena in Leeds. To buy tickets visit tickets.rhinosnetball.co.uk or call 0371 423 1315
Three events will be centralised throughout the 2022 season starting with the Season Opener double-header weekend on 5 and 6 February 2022 at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, which will see all 11 clubs feature in a jam-packed weekend of 10 games of netball.
Easter Weekend this season will see the 11 clubs reunite at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena once again for another 10 games of world class court action, taking place on April 16 and 17.
The season draws to a close with the ‘Grand Final’ on Sunday 5 June 2022, with venue, tickets and broadcast details to be announced in due course.
All games at centralised venues will be broadcast live on Sky Sports channels (across Mix, Action or Arena) and YouTube.
Rounds 3-12 and 15-20:
With home and away fixtures returning to the league for 2022 clubs are set to welcome fans back to venues across the UK during the regular rounds of the season.
In-venue: Fans can purchase tickets to games to support their favourite clubs and players here.
Sky Sports TV: Every Monday night on Sky Sports between 5pm and 7pm will be dedicated to netball, which will see the marquee game per round feature across Main Event, Mix, Action and Arena channels.
The first centre pass for these fixtures every Monday is 5.30pm. Two further games per round will be streamed live on Sky Sports YouTube channel over the weekend.
*Sky Sports’ Main Event schedule is subject to change but all Monday night TV games on Main Event
will be simulcast on either Mix, Action or Arena.