A live online stream of Adelaide’s opening NAB Challenge game in Port Lincoln on Sunday will now be available on afc.com.au.

The AFL today announced the decision in response to feedback from supporters and Clubs.

Sunday’s game between Adelaide and North Melbourne, which is officially sold outwas one of six of the 27 NAB Challenge matches not originally scheduled for live broadcast.

Quarter-by-quarter replays will also be available 12 hoursfollowing the match.

“This is great news for our fans,” Adelaide CEO Andrew Fagan said.

“They’ve been waiting a long time for football to return.

“We were very keen for as many people as possible to see our firstgame under new coach Phil Walsh and continued discussions with the AFL,so we are happy the AFL found this solution.”

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AFL General Manager of Broadcasting, Scheduling and Major Projects,Simon Lethlean said the decision to live stream non-televised matcheswas made following significant work with AFL Media to augment thehighlights-packaging resources already allocated to those six matches.

“We’ve listened to the concerns of those supporters who don’t want tomiss a minute of their club competing in this year’s NAB Challengewhich is why we’re pleased to have overcome a number of significanthurdles to ensure every fan has the opportunity to watch their teamcompete in every NAB Challenge match,” Mr Lethlean said.

“This year we have worked with our broadcast partner Fox Footy toexpand NAB Challenge live coverage from 18 to 21 games and we have alsoincreased the number of NAB Challenge matches played in regional andsuburban communities around Australia.

“As a result we have encountered some significant logistical,technical and signal delivery issues at some venues but through a greatdeal of work with AFL Media we’ve been able to repurpose resourcesoriginally slated to produce match highlights to provide live streamingfrom those venues for these club websites and apps.

“While there may still be some technical issues in the delivery ofthese matches we are satisfied that being able to provide a live streamof these six matches to competing club websites and club apps willplease those supporters’ wanting to follow their clubs’ progress acrossall 27 matches of the NAB Challenge.”