Despite a disrupted and shortened winter football season, more fans tuned in to watch Capital Football’s National Premier Leagues than ever before.
With more than 125 matches broadcasted by BarTV, over 2.51 million minutes of NPL footage was watched via live-stream on Capital Football’s YouTube page during the 2020 NPL Season, up by 64 percent from 2019 (1.57 million minutes).
Over 3,600 people tuned in for the Round 2 NPL1 clash between Canberra Croatia and Gungahlin United, the most-watched match this season, closely followed by the rescheduled NPL1 Round 4 match between Gungahlin United and Tigers FC at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on the 12 August (3,300 unique viewers).
Wagga City Wanderers’ thrilling penalty shootout win over Yoogali SC in the 2020 NPL2 Grand Final was the most popular Grand Final this season with over 82,860 minutes watched, followed by Canberra Croatia’s 3-1 win over Gungahlin United in the NPL1 Grand Final, which clocked 73,080 minutes.
Canberra Croatia’s NPLW Grand Final victory over Belconnen United was watched for a total of 44,940 minutes.
Capital Football CEO Phil Brown said he was excited that fans still supported their team from home, despite limited spectators throughout the season.
“We are proud to showcase our competitions and our most talented players to a wider audience than ever before,” Mr. Brown said.
“There is no better way to promote football than delivering every match live and free, and having more eyes on our competitions will only grow and improve football in the ACT and surrounding region.
“Broadening our audience unlocks new opportunities for our game, so we are pleased that so many people tuned in to Capital Football’s NPL matches.”