The home of England’s teams hosts roundnet’s first European broadcast

Friday 17 Jun 2022
The home of England's teams is the setting for the first roundnet European broadcast
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St. George’s Park’s reputation as a venue for all elite sports was strengthened in recent weeks, as the home of England’s teams played host to roundnet’s first-ever European broadcast.

For the uninitiated, roundnet is a game played between two teams, usually comprising of two players per-team. Lining up around a small trampoline-like net, teams alternate hitting the ball back into the net and ends when the ball hits the ground or an infraction occurs.

After previously shooting broadcasts in the United States of America, St. George’s Park hosted players from the UK, Austria, Germany and France in the first European broadcast, which will air on ESPN2 in the USA and ESPNUK in the United Kingdom.

The tournament took place on St. George’s Park’s Sir Alf Ramsey indoor pitch, with players and organisers also taking advantage of the site’s pool and spa area, as well as food an accommodation at the on-site Hilton Hotel.

It is hoped that shooting the broadcast at St. George’s Park will elevate the sport of roundnet further, with all players and crew visibly excited to be able to utilise the site’s world-class facilities.

Shaun Boyer, Head of Content at Spikeball Inc., said: “Working with the St. George’s Park crew was a real pleasure. Not only did they provide us with state-of-the-art facilities, they let us stay on site while preparing meals and accommodations for our team. This was one of the best events we've ever done and it's in large part due to St. Georges Park."

By FA Staff