FA to launch women’s football live streaming platform

The FA Women's Super League hoarding by side of pitch
Photo: Jon Super for The FA

The FA have announced that they will launch a new live streaming platform exclusively dedicated to women’s football, from the start of the 2019-20 season.

The FA Player will be free to use and available online and via a dedicated mobile app, including all live Barclays FA WSL matches (live BT Sport games will be available via audio only in the UK) and a live match from each round of the FA Women’s Championship for the first time.

In addition to live league coverage, the platform will stream selected match highlights from the Lionesses, the Women’s FA Cup and the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.

Kelly Simmons, FA director of the women’s professional game, said:

“This announcement is a pivotal and significant step in The FA’s journey to grow the women’s game and attract new audiences.

“We know people want to watch football in different ways, with content that’s quickly and easily accessible.

“This new live streaming service will give them unique access to over 150 live fixtures in all competitions, all available at the click of a button.

“This will help build on the fantastic coverage BBC and BT Sport give the women’s game on their channels so that fans can enjoy the best of women’s football when and how they wish.”

The FA Player will launch on 2 September.