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Broadcast boost for WSL

The FA Women's Super League to be shown live on BT Sport, BBC and Facebook in 2017-18

Monday 11 Sep 2017

Fans will be given unprecedented access to tune into this season’s FA Women’s Super League with live games available via BT Sport, BBC and Facebook.

With a selection of live games to be broadcast on TV by league sponsor BT Sport, online and red-button by the BBC and The FA’s WSL Facebook page ( as well as live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, fans will get more opportunities than ever to view the WSL this term.

Supporters will also be able to watch individual match highlights from every FA WSL 1 match via The FA’s For Girls online platform each week along with live clip updates via The FA WSL Twitter page (@FAWSL) and on the BBC’s weekly Women’s Football Show.

Featuring 20 clubs from across the country, The FA Women’s Super League offers fans the chance to watch some of the biggest names in women’s football.

And it all kicks-off on Friday 22 September with the eagerly anticipated Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool to be shown live on BT Sport 2.

“We’re delighted that there are now more opportunities than ever to view The FA Women’s Super League live,” said Katie Brazier, The FA’s Head of Women’s Leagues and Competitions .

“The unprecedented number of games being broadcast is a proof point of our determination to double the women’s football fan base in this country by 2020.”

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, added: “BT Sport has been a supporter of women’s football since we launched four years ago and it’s fantastic to see the growth and success of women’s football in that time.

“This coming season we will air live league games plus the Continental Cup Final and from next season we will also bring fans coverage of the SSE Women’s FA Cup. We’re proud to be working with The FA and BBC to continue to grow the women’s game.”

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “We are proud to add these new WSL fixtures to our already extensive portfolio of the game.

“These new live games alongside the regular Women’s Football Show on BBC Two, live commentaries on Radio 5 live sports extra and our live international matches and Women's World Cup qualifying games makes the BBC’s women’s football offering stronger than ever.”

By FA Staff