The WNBL has announced that in conjunction with Sportscast Australia, the 2016/17 WNBL Grand Final Series between the Brydens Sydney University Flames and Melbourne’s own Jayco Dandenong Rangers will be broadcast live to Facebook.
With the emerging trend of live sporting events being broadcast via social media to the entire world, the WNBL will stream every match of the best-of-three Grand Final series live on the league’s Facebook page.
“By streaming to Facebook, our globally elite WNBL will have the capacity to reach a world-wide audience which is really exciting,” said Head of WNBL, Sally Phillips.
“This stream will ensure our Australians fans that cannot make it to the game will not miss a second of the action while it will also be available to our international fan base.
“In the absence of a current broadcast partnership this is a great platform to deliver the Grand Final series to our many WNBL fans.”
The stream will not only deliver world-class basketball action but will see Australian Basketball Hall of Fame Legend Michele Timms take her place in the commentary team alongside Nathan Strempel and two-time Olympian and World Champion Jenni Screen.
For the second consecutive year, the WNBL Grand Final will be played out in a best-of-three series.
The schedule is as follows:
Grand Final (1st v 2nd) Sydney Uni v Dandenong- all times local
Game 1 Saturday March 11th 7:00pm @ Brydens Stadium, Sydney
Game 2 Friday March 17th 7:30pm @ Dandenong Stadium, Melbourne
Game 3 Sunday March 19th (if needed) 2:00pm @ Brydens Stadium, Sydney
The WNBL’s Facebook page can be found here.