Sky Sports announces 2015 Netball Superleague fixtures

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Sky Sports will bring netball fans live action from all 14 rounds of the 2015 Netball Superleague season in a new regular Monday night slot.

The broadcaster has confirmed that each of the eight NSL franchises will be shown in front of the TV cameras on at least three occasions during the season, which starts at the end of January and concludes with the showpiece Grand Final in May.

Following feedback from fans who called for a more regular and dedicated time slot for netball, the majority of Sky Sports’ live NSL matches will be broadcast on Monday evenings under the ‘Monday Night Netball’ banner.

The opening televised contest of the 2015 season sees a fascinating rematch of the 2014 Grand Final between Manchester Thunder and Surrey Storm on January 26.

By the time of the sixth round of fixtures in the 2015 season in late March, each of the eight franchises from across England and Wales will have be shown live at least once on a Monday evening.

The Sky Sports netball team of presenter Anna Woolhouse and former England star and Surrey Storm player Tamsin Greenway will again front the network’s coverage of the series, with innovations such as expert analysis on the Sky Pad and special guest pundits all returning for the new season.

Sky Sports signed a new TV deal with England Netball in 2013 which will see its coverage of every rounds of the Netball Superleague and all home international fixtures continue until at least 2016.

Alongside netball, Sky Sports has increased its exposure of women’s sport through its new magazine show Sportswomen, which is broadcast every Tuesday at 11.30am.

Last season’s competition saw fitting finale as the title was decided in the very last second, with Manchester Thunder prevailing in a thrilling contest to be crowned 2014 Netball Superleague champions.

Everybody will be chasing Manchester Thunder for the crown but with the Netball World Cup coming next summer, there is also the chance for players to shine and force their way into the England squad heading to Sydney.

In addition to the Netball Superleague, Sky Sports viewers will also be able to watch a host of top international matches featuring England, including their 2014 International Tri-Series fixtures against Australia and New Zealand this October.

Sky Sports will bring fans four games from the Autumn fixtures Down Under, with three matches being broadcast live.

On Wednesday, October 9, the second Constellation Cup fixture between Commonwealth Games champions Australia against beaten finalists – and bitter rivals – New Zealand will be shown live on Sky Sports 4.

The Diamonds thrashed the Silver Ferns 59-42 in the opening in Invercargill and will be looking to continue their dominance over Waimarama Taumaunu’s side in Melbourne.

England netball enter the fold on Sunday, October 19 and fans can watch them take on Australia live from 4.00am on Sky Sports 4. Can Anna Mayes’ side exact revenge on the Aussies after their one goal defeat this summer in Glasgow?

Finally, from 9.00am on Wednesday, October 22, Sky Sports will screen live coverage England’s second match against Australia.

Alongside extensive TV coverage, Sky Sports will continue to bring netball fans all the latest results and news from the international and domestic fixtures via the dedicated Sky Sports Netball website or by following @SkyNetball on Twitter.

For more information about the Netball Superleague, England Netball and for details on how to get involved with the sport, visit the official englandnetball.co.uk.

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 MONDAY 26th JANUARY
 
 Manchester Thunder v Surrey Storm
 Netball Superleague – Round 1
 
 
19:45
 
      
 MONDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
 
 Celtic Dragons v Team Northumbria
 Netball Superleague – Round 2
 
 
19:45
 
      
 MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY
 
 Team Bath v Surrey Storm
 Netball Superleague – Round 3
 
 
19:45
 
      
 MONDAY 16th FEBRUARY
 
 Team Northumbria v Loughborough Lightning
 Netball Superleague – Round 4
 
 
19:45
 
      
 MONDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
 
 Manchester Thunder v Celtic Dragons
 Netball Superleague – Round 5
 
 
19:45
 
     
 MONDAY 2nd MARCH
 
 Yorkshire Jets v Hertfordshire Mavericks
 Netball Superleague – Round 6
 
 
19:45
 
      
 SATURDAY 7th MARCH
 
 Surrey Storm v Hertfordshire Mavericks
 Netball Superleague – Round 7
 
 
18:00
 
     
 MONDAY 9th MARCH
 
 Loughborough Lightning v Yorkshire Jets
 Netball Superleague – Round 8
 
 
19:45
 
      
 MONDAY 16th MARCH
 
 Celtic Dragons v Loughborough Lightning
 Netball Superleague – Round 9
 
 
19:45
 
     
 MONDAY 23rd MARCH
 
 Team Bath v Manchester Thunder
 Netball Superleague – Round 10
 
 
19:45
 
      
 MONDAY 30th MARCH
 
 Hertfordshire Mavericks v Team Bath
 Netball Superleague – Round 11
 
 
19:45
 
      
 FRIDAY 3rd APRIL
 
 Team Northumbria v Hertfordshire Mavericks
 Netball Superleague – Round 12
 
 
19:45
 
     
 MONDAY 6th MARCH
 
 Yorkshire v Celtic Dragons
 Netball Superleague – Round 13
 
 
19:45
 
       
 MONDAY 13th APRIL
 
 Team Bath v Celtic Dragons
 Netball Superleague – Round 14
 
 
19:45
 

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