Central Coast Stadium to Host Blockbuster NRLW Telstra Women’s Premiership Triple Header in 2022

Full NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership draw is here.

Central Coast Stadium will host a blockbuster NRLW Triple Header in the 2022 Telstra Women’s Premiership, with all six competing teams lining up on Sunday 18 September.

The Stadium will be the focal point of rugby league as the NRLW takes centre stage on the same weekend of the NRL men’s Week 2 Finals, which will be played on Friday and Saturday nights (Fri 16, Sat 17 Sep).

On a huge day of footy in Round 5 of the 2022 Telstra Women’s Premiership:

  • Brisbane Broncos play the Parra Eels at 12:05pm;
  • Gold Coast Titans meet defending premiers Sydney Roosters at 1:55pm;
  • Grand Finalists St George Illawarra Dragons play Newcastle Knights at 3:45pm.

Central Coast Stadium has kicked off a bold new era and the NRLW Telstra Women’s Premiership Triple Header is a major event for the region that should attract a capacity crowd to the venue.

The NRLW Triple Header on the Central Coast will boost tourism and drive economic revenue in the region, as well as bringing the community together for a huge day of sporting celebration.

Ticket on-sale date for the Central Coast NRLW event will be announced soon.

The NRLW Triple Header at Central Coast Stadium, a new night-time timeslot and alignment with the men’s Premiership were the highlights of the new 2022 NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership schedule, which was released Friday.

The 2022 NRLW season will kick off on Saturday 20 August with the Parra Eels playing Sydney Roosters at CommBank Stadium in Western Sydney. Round 1 will also feature St George Illawarra Dragons playing Gold Coast Titans in both men’s and women’s at WIN Stadium on Sunday, August 21, followed by the first ever night NRLW game – Newcastle Knights against Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium, at 6:15pm that evening. The match will follow the NRL Telstra Premiership match between Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders.

Round 2 will see a double header featuring Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium, with the women’s clash immediately following the men’s fixture.

The Grand Final rematch, Sydney Roosters against St George Illawarra Dragons, will be staged in Round 3 at Leichhardt Oval in another night-time 6:15pm clash.

Round 4 matches will be played as triple and double headers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons alongside NRL Finals matches.

“We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Telstra Women’s Premiership schedule. Coming off the back of an enthralling 2021 Women’s Premiership, everyone is eagerly anticipating another exciting, unpredictable and entertaining competition,” NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.

“In the biggest year yet for the elite women’s game, the spotlight will be on the best female players and the six Clubs vying for the Premiership.”

NRL Executive General Manager Performance and Pathways Tain Drinkwater said the schedule was designed to allow as many people to experience the women’s game as possible through broadcast as well as at venues.

“We have worked hard to ensure every Club has exposure to their own fans, while also giving the right mix of men’s and women’s double headers, a triple header, as well as standalone fixtures,” Drinkwater said.

“The competition has evolved consistently since 2018. Now we have a base of 30,000 registered female players which is ensuring growth at all levels of the game – and a strong foundation for the NRLW competition to continue its progression.”

Channel Nine matches will be broadcast on the main channel or GEM, while there will also be four Fox Sports-exclusive matches.