BT Sport make UWCL final and WSL opener free to view

BT Sport presenter, Clare Balding
BT sports presenter Claire Balding. (PA Images)

BT Sport is gearing up for its biggest season of women’s football, with more Barclays FA WSL matches broadcast than ever before and the season opener made available for free.

Over this coming season, BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch at least 22 live Barclays FA Women’s Super League football matches. Additional coverage will feature the FA Women’s Continental League Cup and Women’s FA Cup.

As anticipation builds towards a new domestic women’s football season, BT Sport will make Aston Villa vs Manchester City – played at Villa Park – on 5 September (also live to subscribers on BT Sport 2) available to all in the UK for free via the BT Sport app,, YouTube (, Twitter (@btsport), Facebook ( and to any Virgin Media customer via channel 100.

During the second weekend of WSL action, BT Sport subscribers can look forward to Manchester United hosting Chelsea on 6 September, live on BT Sport 1, from 2pm. The following weekend, subscribers can watch West Ham United v Arsenal, on 12 September, live on BT Sport 1, from 5.10pm. BT Sport’s FA WSL football coverage will be led by presenters Clare Balding, Jules Breach, Natalie Quirk and Reshmin Chowdhury, alongside former England internationals Karen Carney and Rachel Brown-Finnis, with commentators including Adam Summerton and Lucy Ward.

>Ahead of the new domestic club season, BT Sport today confirms it will also make this Sunday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League Final between Wolfsburg and Lyon available to all in the UK for free via the BT Sport app,, YouTube ( and to any Virgin Media customer via channel 100. Subscribers can also watch live via BT Sport 1 from 6.30pm.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “It’s great to get women’s football back on BT Sport, with our recent and continuing Women’s UEFA Champions League coverage and then straight into the FA WSL next week. As part of our commitment to growing the game we are making these select games available free to all. Our coverage continues to advance BT’s commitment, as part of its long-term partnerships with each of the four UK “Home Nations” Football Associations, to inspire a new generation of girls and women to participate in football, on and off the pitch.”

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