Entertainment How to watch netball at Commonwealth Games 2022: free live stream, schedule and more
How to watch netball at Commonwealth Games 2022: free live stream, schedule and more
For decades, Australia and New Zealand have enjoyed total dominance of the netball court, but after England’s shock victory in the Diamonds’ backyard four years ago, are we standing on the brink of a major power shift? Jamaica are also looking like serious contenders, and you can read on as we explain how to watch a netball live stream at the 2022 Commonwealth Games wherever you are right now – including ways to watch every game for FREE.
Live stream netball at Commonwealth Games 2022
Dates: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, August 7
Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Solihull
FREE live streams: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK) | CBC Sports (opens in new tab) (CA) | 7Plus (opens in new tab) (AU)
Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free (opens in new tab)
To put their supremacy into perspective, between them Australia and New Zealand have won every edition of the Netball Quad Series, all but one edition of the Netball World Cup, and all but one edition of the Netball at the Commonwealth Games.
Helen Housby converted a last-second penalty to seal a momentous 52-51 victory over Australia in the gold medal match on the Gold Coast in 2018, and how the Aussies would love to repay the favour. Ranked at No.1 and with Gretel Bueta in the kill zone, there’s no doubt that the reigning Quad Series champions are the favourites.
But as world champions the Silver Ferns are hardly underdogs, and with the towering Grace Nweke providing the thrust, they’re expected to be right in the mix come August 7. There’s huge pressure on Nat Metcalf, who’s taken up the captaincy following the retirement of Roses’ talisman Serena Guthrie, while the Sunshine Girls, with Jhaniele Fowler at their heart, are looking for their first major title after a string of bronzes.
Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to live stream netball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games wherever you are.
Watch a Commonwealth Games netball live stream for FREE
We’ve got full details for each country below, but these are the TV channels and streaming services that are showing a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games live stream for free.
CBC (opens in new tab) (Canada)
BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK)
7Plus (opens in new tab) (Australia)
Remember that Canadian, British and Australian nationals can tune into CBC, iPlayer and 7Plus from abroad by using a VPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch netball: live stream 2022 Commonwealth Games FREE in Canada
Watch a netball live stream at the Commonwealth Games from outside your country
If you’re currently abroad and struggling to tune in – or if you just want the comfort and language of your home nation’s coverage – then geo-restrictions may stand in your way of getting a Commonwealth Games netball live stream.
That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It’s a common problem for sports fans all over the world. By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back at home.
Use a VPN to watch a Commonwealth Games netball live stream from anywhere
How to use a VPN for netball at the Commonwealth Games
Using a VPN to watch the Commonwealth Games netball free on CBC Sports is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location
3. Go to the broadcaster’s live stream – so if you’re from the Canada, just head to CBC website (opens in new tab).
How to watch netball: live stream Commonwealth Games 2022 for FREE in the UK
How to watch netball: live stream 2022 Commonwealth Games for FREE in Australia
Can I watch netball at the Commonwealth Games in the US?
Sadly, there’s no confirmed broadcaster for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the US at the time of writing. The only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to tap into coverage from another nation, as described above.
The software is generally ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location – and all through a safe, encrypted connection. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the same country as the service.
Netball at the Commonwealth Games: teams and groups
Trinidad and Tobago
Netball at the Commonwealth Games: schedule and fixtures
(All times BST)
Friday, 29 July
12pm – Australia vs Barbados
12pm – England vs Trinidad and Tobago
6pm – Jamaica vs Wales
6pm – New Zealand vs Northern Ireland
Saturday, 30 July
12pm – Australia vs Scotland
12pm – England vs Malawi
6pm – Jamaica vs South Africa
6pm – New Zealand vs Uganda
Sunday, 31 July
12pm – South Africa vs Barbados
12pm – Malawi vs Northern Ireland
6pm – Scotland vs Wales
6pm – Uganda vs Trinidad and Tobago
Monday, 1 August
12pm – Australia vs South Africa
12pm – Jamaica vs Barbados
6pm – England vs Northern Ireland
6pm – New Zealand vs Malawi
Tuesday, 2 August
12pm – Australia vs Wales
12pm – Jamaica vs Scotland
6pm – England vs Uganda
6pm – New Zealand vs Trinidad and Tobago
Wednesday, 3 August
12pm – South Africa vs Wales
12pm – Uganda vs Northern Ireland
6pm – Scotland vs Barbados
6pm – Malawi vs Trinidad and Tobago
Thursday, 4 August
9am – Australia vs Jamaica
9am – Wales vs Barbados
2pm – Trinidad and Tobago vs Northern Ireland
2pm – Malawi vs Uganda
7pm – South Africa vs Scotland
7pm – New Zealand vs England
Friday, 5 August
9am – 11th Place Match
9am – 9th Place Match
2.30pm – 7th Place Match
2.30pm – 5th Place Match
Saturday, 6 August
9am – Semi-Final 1
2.30pm – Semi-Final 2
Sunday, 7 August
1.30pm – Bronze Medal Match
8.30pm – Gold Medal Match