BT Sport will have more women’s football matches than ever before, plus broadcasts from Premier League grounds available for all to watch for free.
This coming season, BT Sport will broadcast at least 30 live women’s football matches including the Lionesses, Barclays FA WSL, Continental League Cup and the Women’s FA Cup. Coverage also includes exclusively live broadcasts of the US NWSL.
BT Sport today confirms details of its first four live Barclays FA WSL matches. Opening its coverage will be the Manchester derby, live from the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 September on BT Sport 1. Viewers can also look forward to a London derby played at the London Stadium, with West Ham United hosting Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 29 September also on BT Sport 1. Details of BT Sport’s initial selection of live matches (kick off times below, on BT Sport 1):
- Sat 7 Sep – Manchester City v Manchester United 15:00
- Sun 8 Sep – Arsenal v West Ham United 14:30
- Mon 16 Sep – Manchester United v Arsenal 19:30
- Sun 29 Sep – West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur 14:30
BT Sport will make selected Barclays FA WSL matches available to anyone in the UK for free, on btsport.com, the BT Sport App, the BT Sport Twitter feed (@btsport) and Virgin TV, starting with Manchester City v Manchester Utd this Saturday.
BT Sport’s women’s football coverage will be led by presenters Clare Balding, Jules Breach and Reshmin Chowdhury, alongside former England internationals Karen Carney, Rachel Brown Finnis and Sue Smith, with commentators including Adam Summerton and Lucy Ward.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is proud to enter its sixth season broadcasting the FA WSL and we are committed to helping grow the women’s game. I’m particularly pleased that we have been able to work with The FA to create key moments in the season when women’s games will be played at Premier League grounds, as well as scheduling games during international breaks and making selected games available for free.”