Two football matches to be played at John Kerkhof Park in November will be televised and broadcast in a partnership between Sky Sport and New Zealand Football.
WaiBOP’s fixtures against national champions Canterbury United Pride and Northern Lights in the ISPS Women’s Premiership will be screened for a national audience.
Sky Sport will show all ISPS Handa Men’s and Women’s Premiership games for the first time, with 75% of matches free for fans.
The new agreement will see one game per week of the ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership, and two games across the season from the ISPS Handa Women’s Premiership, broadcast on Sky Sport 7. Every other fixture across both leagues will be on Sky Sport Next, Sky Sport’s free to view YouTube channel available at youtube.com/SkySportNext.
- 12pm, Sunday November 15: WaiBOP v Canterbury United Pride (current champions, see main photo)
- 2pm, Sunday November 29: WaiBOP v Northern Lights
Football’s new television partnership
The deal sees more domestic football being broadcast in New Zealand than ever before with four times more games available to watch than for the 2019/2020 season.
“This is a huge development for fans of football in New Zealand,” said Andrew Pragnell, CEO of New Zealand Football.
“It will now be easier than ever before for people to consume top tier domestic football across both the Men’s and Women’s leagues with a significant number of games free for anyone to watch.
“Sky Sport have long been one of football’s biggest supporters and we applaud their continued commitment to the game in Aotearoa New Zealand”.
Tex Teixeira, Sky’s Chief Content Officer says, “We’re delighted to deepen our long-standing relationship with New Zealand Football, helping them to grow the game locally. The calibre of young footballers in New Zealand and quality of football being played is improving every year, so it’s fantastic being able to follow players’ journeys as they develop locally and potentially on the international stage in the future.”