As part of our mission to engage fans in local community sports, the Southern Football Netball League (SFNL) has partnered with StreamZone to provide streaming services for the upcoming 2023 season.
The newly formed streaming platform will provide fans, players, coaches, and the rest of the football community with exclusive on-demand and streaming content that will include live games, highlights, panel shows and plenty more.
The announcement comes off the back of a successful trial during the 2022 finals series, which saw thousands of people tune in to live broadcast featuring live commentary and high-definition coverage.
StreamZone will feature matches from division one through to four as well as the inclusion of women’s matches in 2023, while also providing the opportunity to look back down memory lane and relive some of the epic grand final encounters of previous years.
After originally partnering with GameFace in 2019, both parties shared a vision to provide exclusive coverage all in the one platform, forming as part of a larger mission of building the local community engagement levels in grassroots sport.
This provides not only the opportunity to lay out the playing community with all-access content, but also allows for directed traffic to move to the dedicated channel, opening the door for further exposure of sponsors, partners and advertisers directly linked to the SFNL.
GameFace director, Glenn Carter was excited at the opportunity to host one of the most prolific football-netball associations in the state.
“It is very exciting to be able to include the SFNL into the epicenter of local sport coverage and give the sporting community an exclusive, all-access platform to the league's top-quality product,” Carter said.
“We believe this will also create unmatched opportunities for sponsors and local businesses to increase their exposure through their partnerships with the SFNL, making the partnership bigger than just football.”
SFNL Chief Executive Officer, Lee Hartman reiterated Carter’s comments and believes it will help connect the football community from up-close or afar.
“We think it's important in this digital age to get as much content out to our members as possible, plus after the success of streaming the 2022 SFNL finals series we think the time is right to expand this into the Home & Away season”, Hartman states.
“The goal is to deliver the SFNL to more people that cannot get to the games on a weekend, and it will allow people they may no longer be in the area to follow and watch their clubs in action.”
“It will give greater exposure, not only for the league, but for our partners, helping showcase them to all members.”
The platform is available online via the StreamZone website and available for all smartphones and devices with internet access here as the season officially kicks off with round one on April 15.