Super Netball embraces midweek fixtures

Liz Watson of Melbourne Vixens controls the ball against Collingwood Magpies. Jono Searle/Getty Images

Super Netball will now be played four days a week with the schedule for rounds two and three of the condensed competition announced on Tuesday.

With all eight teams having relocated to Queensland, where the season is expected to be played out, the draw for the coming two rounds features eight matches in five days.

Round two will see four matches across the weekend with two in Brisbane on Saturday and two on Sunday at USC Stadium on the Sunshine Coast.

Round three will be played on Tuesday, with two matches in Brisbane, followed by two games on Wednesday night on the Sunshine Coast.

Super Netball operations manager Bill Allen said they were doing their best to juggle health and safety of the players and staff as well as completing the full season.

"Having been presented with some quite substantial challenges in confirming the first three rounds of the fixture, we will continue to announce the remainder of the 2020 season in phases and work closely with government and key league stakeholders to ensure we're able to complete the full 60-match season in a safe manner," Allen said.

"While a condensed season wasn't our original plan for 2020, it's exciting that netball fans will be able to enjoy four days a week of live Suncorp Super Netball action."

Round two

Sat Aug 8 - Nissan Arena, Brisbane

1pm - Giants v Thunderbirds

3pm - Firebirds v Vixens

Sun Aug 9 - USC Stadium, Sunshine Coast

1pm - Lightning v Magpies

3pm - Swifts v Fever

Round 3

Tues Aug 11 - Nissan Arena, Brisbane

5pm - Giants v Fever

7.30pm - Firebirds v Magpies

Wed Aug 12, USC Stadium, Sunshine Coast

5pm - Swifts v Thunderbirds

7.30pm - Vixens v Lightning