FLAMES ON FOX: WNBL BACK ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

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Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are thrilled that the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL), as part of Basketball Australia, has agreed to terms with Fox Sports Australia to be the Official Broadcast Partner of the WNBL for the next 3 years.

While full details are still being finalised, Fox Sports will broadcast live at least one WNBL game every week plus all finals commencing Season 2017/18, set to launch October 6.

As reigning WNBL Champions and the only NSW based team, Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are ecstatic this broadcast deal will showcase our finest women’s basketball teams and players to the Australian and global sports community. The talent and professionalism of Women’s Basketball in Australia is at an all-time high and with this broadcast deal the opportunities are boundless.

Brydens Sydney Uni Flames General Manager, Karen Dalton, commented on the announcement: “This is the beginning of what promises to be an electrifying new era for Women’s Basketball in Australia and everyone at the Flames are energised to embrace the future possibilities.”

“I can tell you our players and fans alike are still walking on air at being crowned 2016/17 Champions and this broadcast deal is the news everyone has been waiting for to take our magnificent sport to another level.”

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness (SUSF) Executive Director, Robert Smithies said: “I am unbelievably proud of what the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames have achieved as WNBL 2016/17 Champions just weeks ago, and this Fox Sports partnership means the vision for this great women’s sport is truly being realised. SUSF will be working closely with the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames and its Corporate Partners to ensure the Flames continue to light-up Brydens Stadium and now the television screens of viewers all over Australia.”

“The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames is a national sporting brand of the highest calibre and SUSF are truly excited for what lies ahead. In combination with our passionate supporter base, we will be doing everything we can to ensure the Flames continue to thrive. More than anything this deal will ignite junior participation and the Flames, as always, will help grow Women’s Basketball in NSW through our many development camps and community connections.”

Brydens Sydney Uni Flames wishes to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the WNBL and Basketball Australia in bringing this Fox Sports broadcast deal to fruition.

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Contact: k.dalton@sport.usyd.edu.au

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