VNL ready to go
Melbourne University Lightning
Mar 14, 2023
All you need to know about the 2023 VNL season
The 2023 Victorian Netball League season is here!
Melbourne University Lightning are ready to make Melbourne Sports Centre in Parkville home for the next six months, vying for another League title.
Lightning open (and close) the 2023 VNL season against Southern Saints - before encountering a tough month facing Geelong Cougars, Casey Demons, Hawks and North East Blaze.
There will be an extended break between Rounds 4 and 5, with the 2023 National Netball Championships (17&Under and 19&Under) taking place at CDU Stadium, on Larrakia Land in Darwin from April 11-16.
A trip to take on Boroondara Express on their home court - our only 'away' match for the year - is in place for Round 8.
The Club have the only matches scheduled at Parkville in Rounds 15 (against Peninsula Waves) and 16 (City West Falcons), with various home matches taking place across the state for consecutive rounds.
Lighning will embrace Pride Round in Round 9, and take on a newly-rebranded Ariels.
First Nations Round is penciled in for Round 11 against Casey Demons, in matches that will be live streamed.
Netball Victoria have announced that live streaming will be free via their Facebook platform and again through NewsCorp's KommunityTV, with that broadcast exclusively via subscription.
Lightning Live Streamed Rounds
Round 2 v Geelong Cougars
Round 3 v Casey Demons
Round 7 v City West Falcons
Round 11 v Casey Demons (First Nations Round)
Round 12 v Geelong Cougars
Round 14 v North West Blaze
Round 17 v Ariels
For the 2023 Finals Series, the Championship Grand Final will be simulcast on KommunityTV and Kayo Freebies, with the Division 1 and 19&Under deciders on Netball Victoria’s Facebook, along with KommunityTV and Kayo Freebies.
2023 Finals Series
Semi Finals - Wednesday July 26
Preliminary Final - Wednesday August 2
Grand Final - Wednesday August 9
All finals will take place at Melbourne Sports Centre, Parkville.
Spectator entry to Parkville is free during the regular season.
Keep up to date with Round previews and results across social media.