USP Content continues to provide in-depth sports coverage with three live international netball games on 5 Live Sports Extra this weekend.
Joanna Adams, Head of Commercial at England Netball said: â€œEngland Netball is delighted that the upcoming International Series against Australia will be aired live on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.”
â€œOver the previous couple of years, netball has witnessed phenomenal growth of participation figures in our country.”
â€œThe growing numbers taking up the game have led to an expanded fan-base which craves more and more media coverage of the sport.”
Katharine Merry will lead the coverage from Bath and London, with Jennie Gow presenting from Birmingham, with expert input from former England international Tracey Neville for all three matches.
Jonathan Wall, Acting Controller of Radio 5 live and Sports Extra said: â€œNetball is such a popular team sport across the UK and weâ€™re pleased to have the opportunity to bring live coverage of this â€˜Ashesâ€™ style series to our listeners.
â€œIt will also be a big hit at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games which we are already planning for. Itâ€™s just part of our commitment to cover a wider range of sports, particularly womenâ€™s sport.â€