Netball gets TV coverage boost

2012-10-13 09:40

Pay channel SuperSport will televise the South African Netball Quad Series games against Australia, New Zealand and England from tomorrow as well as the Fast5 series that follows.

Earlier this month, SuperSport committed to televise all international matches involving the Proteas from 2013, as part of a campaign to put the biggest women’s sport in South Africa on a more professional footing.

The first match involving South Africa will be shown tomorrow morning from 7.40am on SuperSport 6 and HD 4. South Africa’s next match is against Australia in Newcastle on Wednesday, October 17 at 11.35am.

The third is against England in Sydney at 7.05am on Sunday, October 21.

Details of the matches played in New Zealand will be released at a later stage.

Netball South Africa (NSA) President Mimi Mthethwa was delighted that South African fans would have an opportunity to see the national team in action against the best in the world.

“We know that the Spar Proteas will rise to the occasion and play to the best of their abilities,” she said.

“It is important for their followers to see how well they play, and also to compare them to the very best. If we are going to grow netball and make it more professional, it is vital for South Africans to see their team in action.”

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