Reigning champions Central Pulse will open their defence of next year’s ANZ Premiership against the Northern Stars on April 18 in Palmerston North.
The 2021 season schedule, announced on Friday, consists of 45 matches across 15 rounds at 13 different venues throughout the country.
Teams will take to the court with regular Sunday double-headers, along with the popular Monday night slot.
The Pulse will be vying for a third-straight crown after beating the Mainland Tactix in this year’s final to secure back-to-back national titles.
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The regular season concludes on July 26 ahead of a two-game finals series, with details to be announced in the new year.
“We are looking forward to bringing netball back to fans around New Zealand in 2021 with plans well underway to make this season the biggest one yet,” Netball NZ head of events and international Kate Agnew said.
All games will be broadcast live and replayed on Sky Sport 3.