Netball Super League 2024: BBC announce broadcast picks for rounds 10-13

Loughborough Lightning celebrate winning 2023 Super League
Loughborough Lightning beat London Pulse in the 2023 Super League final to win their second title [Getty Images]

Defending champions Loughborough Lightning's Netball Super League match against Saracens Mavericks on Friday, 19 April will be shown live on the BBC.

During the regular season the BBC is broadcasting one match per round as part of a two-year deal with the NSL.

Third-place Severn Stars' game against fourth-place London Pulse on 26 May has also been selected.

Matches are available to watch live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app as well as on demand.

Stars will also be shown live on the BBC on Sunday, 5 May when they host Cardiff Dragons before Manchester Thunder's match against the Welsh outfit is broadcast on Saturday, 11 May.

Manchester Thunder are currently top of the Super League with Loughborough Lightning second on goal difference.

Super League chief executive Claire Nelson said having domestic matches shown on the BBC was a "game changer" for the sport.

"It's so hard to grow women's sport, but how you realise your potential and ambition is by working with partners who just get it and say 'we believe in what you're doing and we want to help you on that journey', and the BBC reflects that for us," she said.

"Building those audiences across the UK is going to be really powerful for us, so we're delighted to be working with the BBC."

Sky Sports has also announced its selections for rounds 10-13 after renewing its partnership with the sport for a further three years. The Netball Super League called the deal with both the BBC and Sky a "landmark broadcast arrangement for the sport".

The 2024 Super League season is the last in its current format as the competition plans to relaunch and turn professional from 2025.

Ten teams make up the 2024 division, with the top four progressing to the semi-finals in June.

Philip Bernie, interim director of BBC Sport, said: "Our live netball coverage has become increasingly popular with audiences, and now they can follow the excitement of weekly NSL matches free all season long.

"Following the success of the 2023 Netball World Cup final, which had an audience of 1.3m on the BBC, fans can now enjoy more live coverage as we keep delivering all the action of the game to a bigger audience."

Matches had already been selected for broadcast up to round nine and the remaining five rounds will be confirmed in due course.

Super League fixtures on the BBC

Round seven - Saturday 30 March

Cardiff Dragons v London Pulse

Round eight - Friday 5 April

London Pulse v Strathclyde Sirens

Round nine - Saturday 13 April

Manchester Thunder v Leeds Rhinos

Round 10 - Friday 19 April

Loughborough Lightning v Saracens Mavericks

Round 11 - Friday 26 April

Severn Stars v London Pulse

Round 12 - Sunday 5 May

Severn Stars v Cardiff Dragons

Round 13 - Saturday 11 May

Manchester Thunder v Cardiff Dragons