Monday 10 April 2017

Spring Series Broadcast Schedule Announced

Football fans will be able to follow the new FA WSL 1 Spring Series season across TV, radio and online.

Lead league partner and broadcaster BT Sport will show the match between last season’s champions Manchester City and runners-up Chelsea which has been moved due to City’s progress in the UEFA Women’s Champions League to Thursday 25 May (7pm KO, on air at 6.30pm).

They will also broadcast Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday 28 May which will now kick-off at midday (on air at 11.30am). Further BT Sport live coverage will be announced in due course.

This year, the BBC will stream matches live on their website. Yeovil Town’s opener against Liverpool on Sunday 23 April (2pm KO) will be shown live along with Sunderland v Arsenal on Sunday 30 April (2pm KO).

BBC will also show Reading v Manchester City on Sunday 7 May (2pm KO), Arsenal v Birmingham on Saturday 20 May (1pm KO) and Chelsea v Liverpool on Sunday 28 May (2pm KO).

Supporters can also follow the league’s action via commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Bristol City’s match against Reading on Saturday 22 April (6pm KO) will be live along with their trip to FA WSL 2 champions Yeovil Town on Wednesday 3 May (7pm KO).

Commentary of Bristol City v Liverpool on Saturday 20May (6pm KO) and Manchester City’s home games against Chelsea and Arsenal will also be available.

Throughout the competition, some clubs will stream matches live on their website and details of these, along with all broadcast coverage of FA WSL matches, can be found at http://the-fa.com/BStJrM.

Katie Brazier, FA head of women’s leagues and competitions, said: “The FA WSL Spring Series is set to be really exciting and competitive, and we’re really pleased that supporters have so many ways of watching and following the matches this season.

“I’d like to thank our lead league partner BT Sport for their continued support and it’s a really positive step that the BBC are streaming FA WSL games for the first time. Clubs also have more opportunities to stream their games through their own channels.

“It demonstrates that the domestic women’s game is in a really healthy place and we’re looking forward to a season of great football and big crowds.

“We know supporters will really get behind their teams in big numbers at stadiums as in previous seasons. It’s also a chance to see all of the Lionesses in action before they go to the Euros as well as other international players who’ll be playing in the Netherlands.”

For more match and ticket information please visit nclfc.co.uk.

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