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The Kingstone Press National Confernce League has secured a two year live broadcasting deal with RugbyAM and the UK’s only dedicated Free-to-Air sports channel FreeSports.

Over 30 games from the premier community rugby league competition will be broadcast live throughout the 2018 season, commencing with the Premier Division clash beyween Wigan St. Patricks and League Champions, Thatto Heath Crusaders of St. Helens, on Saturday March 3rd, kick off 4.30pm.

The Kingstone Press National Conference League , which boasts the cream of the Community game, will have live games broadcast  each Saturday on FreeSports channel 424 on Sky , as well as channel 95 on all Freeview and Free-sat boxes.

The Kingstone Press National Conference League will also stage two ‘War of the Roses’ games as preludes to the ‘RugbyAM Legends’ games, which will also be broadcast live.

RugbyAM was founded by Alex Simmons and is co-owned by Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan, and they have just signed signed a three-year broadcast deal with terrestrial dedicated sports channel Freesport Channel 424 on Sky. The Kingstone Press National Confernce League games will add to the Rugby AM portfolio of programmes and events which also includes their highly popular RugbyAM Magazine show.

The Kingstone press National Conference League Chaiman, Trevor Hunt stated: “ This a terrific deal for the National Conference league, and gives us a thrilling opportunity to not only showcase the quality of rugby league played at this top community level, but also to showcase the clubs and facilities on offer for aspiring young rugby league players of the future.

“Alex (Simmons) and JJB (Jamie Jones-Buchanan) have worked extremely hard to establish their own brand for Rugby League through RugbyAM, and we are proud to be associated with them as broadcast partners.

“With over 30 games scheduled to be broadcast and the RugbyAM roadshow set to accompany the broadcast crews, this will not only bring much needed publicity to the grass roots of the sport, but also hopefully pack fans into the club houses both were the game is being played and in other League clubs to watch their rivals play.”

Rugby AM is committed as a brand to growing the game of Rugby league at grass roots level as well as globally and through their efforts, rugby league is now accessible to 18 million homes in the UK, free to view on terrestrial TV.

Rugby AM is much more than just a TV show; Rugby AM has an engaged social following of over 100k fans across the main social platforms, a YouTube channel with over 6 millions minutes of content watched and website RugbyAM.co.uk with over 50k fans signed up as members.

FreeSports and are delighted at the capture of NCL live games and rugby league’s only magazine TV show. Richard Webb, Chief Operating Officer commented,

“It is brillant to be able to get involved with the Rugby AM crew to bring not only their weekly show to 18 million homes but also live games every weekend from the Conference. We can’t wait to showcase the passion for Rugby League that exists in the lower leagues. Congratulations to Alex and Jamie for coming up with the idea and the NCL for working with us to make it a reality. Let’s hope the Rugby League community get behind it and enjoy watching the games for free.”

Rugby AM founder Alex Simmons comments:

‘Broadcasting the National Conference League live every week on FreeSports will for the first time give the community game the profile it truly deserves! Grass roots Rugby League is the foundation stone the game is built on, every professional player once upon a time turned out for their local club dreaming of stardom. The fact that we can now broadcast a live game every week will showcase the passion, spirit and talent of the National Conference League clubs. 

Rugby AM Co-Founder Jamie Jones-Buchanan comments:

The community game was the bedrock and seed from which my professional career sprouted.  Without the unsung hero’s of the community clubs we simply wouldn’t have the opportunities afforded to us by the professional game...

Its been my absolute privilege to stay involved with the amateur game  for well over a decade now, trying to give something back both previously as a coach in the NCL, and now as a father of 3 boys who have perpetually fallen in to the community Game..  

What a continued privilege it is to be able to beam the beating heart of Rugby league and the personalities within, to millions of UK homes through RugbyAM to invite the very nation into the rugby league family..

Rugby AM launched on FreeSports on Wednesday 7th February and received a wave of well wishes from some of the biggest names in worldwide Rugby including England star Sam Burgess who said “Good Luck to @AlexSimmonsTV , JJB and the legend @Waggataurus who take @RugbyAM onto national TV in the Uk tonight broadcasting on @FreeSportsUK Sky channel 424! The passion and commitment they give to the show and our great game of RL is inspiring. Tune in and enjoy”

Rugby AM Live launches on FreeSports on Saturday 3rd March, broadcasting Live from 4:15pm – with the Wigan St. Patrics versus Thato Heath Premier Division game of the Kingstone Press National Conference League on FreeSports channel 424 on Sky, and channel 95 on all Freeview and Free-sat boxes.

Daytona500 Competition T&C's

Terms and Conditions

  • The prize draw is free to enter and the winner will be selected at random from all valid entries made in accordance with the terms and conditions below.
  • This prize draw is open to residents of the UK, aged 18 years or over, except employees of MSK Media, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the draw.
  • Details of how to enter form part of the terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The closing date for entries is 23rd February 2018.
  • The winner will be contacted by 11.59pm on 14th March 2018. Should the Promoter be unable to contact the winner or should the winner be unable to accept the prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to an alternative winner, drawn in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  • There is no cash alternative for this prize.
  • The image shown is for illustrative purposes only
  • Entry is restricted to one per person. Once submitted, entries cannot be amended in any way.
  • This promotion will be conducted over one social media channels simultaneously.
  • There will be one winner who will receive the following prize: Prize to the value of £5,000


  • 2 Flights with accommodation in Orlando, Florida and 2 tickets to the Daytona 500 in 2019 to the value of £5,000
  • Any difference between flights & accommodation will be given as spending money.
  • The prize must be taken as one package
  • The prize includes one room (two sharing) for a seven night stay in Orlando, Florida on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Prize includes return economy flights from the UK to Orlando, Florida airport. Exact flight date/time will be selected at prize provider’s discretion. Prize excludes UK transfers
  • The prize does not include travel between the winner’s home and airport, food and drink, personal expenditure or incidental costs, other than where mentioned. It is the responsibility of the prize winner to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip.
  • The winner and their guest must travel together at all times.
  • The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity on behalf of the FreeSports.
  • Entrants’ data will be used for the purpose of administration of this prize draw and in accordance with the permissions granted or withheld at the point of entry.
  • These Terms and Conditions are to be interpreted in accordance with English law and any dispute arising out of these Terms or their subject matter is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

British Basketball League

FreeSports schedule

Fri 16th Feb: Worcester Wolves v Glasgow Rocks – 7.30pm

Fri 23rd Feb: Leicester Riders v DBL Sharks Sheffield – 7.30pm

Sun 4th March: BBL Trophy Final – 3.30pm

Sun 11th March: London Lions v Bristol Flyers – 4pm

Sun 18th March: Glasgow Rocks v DBL Sharks Sheffield – 5.00pm

Sun 25th March: Surrey Scorchers v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle – 2.00pm

Sun 1st April: DBL Sharks Sheffield v Leeds Force – 2.00pm

*Further games will be announced

FreeSports is currently available via Freeview Channel 95, Sky Channel 424, FreeSat Channel 252. Talk Talk Channel 95 and BT Vision Channel 95. For more information, go to www.freesports.tv

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How to Watch

How do I view FreeSports?

FreeSports is available on Freeview HD channel 95, Sky channel 424, FreeSat 252, TalkTalk 95 and BT Vision channel 95.

Why is your channel not available on Virgin Media

Virgin Media are currently deciding if and when to carry the channel. FreeSports have noticed a petition started by a Virgin Media customer and it would be appreciated if you could sign this as every little helps.


You can also contact Virgin Media via their social media platforms or by email/phone to register your interest in having access to FreeSports.