Sky Sports and BBC Schedule Released

The Football Association is pleased to confirm the first five rounds of fixtures selected for live broadcast over the opening weekends of the 2021-22 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season – with Manchester United and Reading set to open the campaign live on Sky Sports Premier League under the Friday night lights.

United, under new head coach Marc Skinner, will welcome Kelly Chambers’ Reading to Leigh Sports Village on Friday 3 September (7.45pm), before the first Barclays FA Women’s Super League match on BBC One takes place the following day, with Everton set to entertain Manchester City on Saturday 4 September at Goodison Park (1.30pm).

Sky Sports Premier League will host its second match of the weekend from The Emirates Stadium as Arsenal, under new coach Jonas Eidevall, welcome Champions Chelsea, who have won the Barclays FA WSL title for the last two seasons. The match will kick-off at 12.30pm on Sunday 5 September.

The new broadcast deal secured with Sky Sports, who will show all 12 clubs in the opening five rounds, and the BBC, who will bring the league to BBC One and BBC Two for the first time, will show more live matches than ever before.

The full selection of picks can be seen below, with matches not selected for broadcast available to watch live via the FA Player. All highlights and full match replays will be available on the platform the following day.

A number of international broadcasters will once again be showcasing the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, and for those countries that do not have a broadcast agreement in place, matches will be viewable through The FA Player.

The FA will continue to show one match per week on its streaming service, The FA Player, from The FA Women’s Championship. Fixtures selected for the opening seven rounds can be seen below. Matches not selected will have full match highlights the following day.

Matches selected for broadcast are as follows:

 

Photo: Harriet Lander and the FA

Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Date

Fixture

Venue

Time

Channel

Friday 3 September 2021

Manchester United v Reading

Leigh Sports Village

7.45pm

Sky Sports Premier League

Saturday 4 September 2021

Everton v Manchester City

Goodison Park

1.30pm

BBC One

Sunday 5 September 2021

Arsenal v Chelsea

Emirates Stadium

12.30pm

Sky Sports Premier League

Saturday 11 September 2021

West Ham United v Aston Villa

The Chigwell Construction Stadium

11.30am

Sky Sports Premier League

Sunday 12 September 2021

Chelsea v Everton

Kingsmeadow

12.30pm

BBC Two

Sunday 12 September 2021

Manchester City v Tottenham

The Academy Stadium

6.45pm

Sky Sports Football

Saturday 25 September 2021

Everton v Birmingham City

Walton Hall Park

11.30am

Sky Sports Premier League

Sunday 26 September 2021

Manchester United v Chelsea

Leigh Sports Village

12.30pm

BBC Two

Sunday 26 September 2021

Arsenal v Manchester City

Meadow Park

6.45pm

Sky Sports Football

Saturday 2 October 2021

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion

Kingsmeadow

11.30am

Sky Sports Premier League

Sunday 3 October 2021

Aston Villa v Arsenal

Villa Park

12.30pm

BBC Two

Sunday 3 October 2021

Birmingham City v Manchester United

St Andrew’s

6.45pm

Sky Sports Football

Saturday 9 October 2021

Manchester United v Manchester City

Leigh Sports Village

1.30pm

BBC One

Sunday 10 October 2021

Chelsea v Leicester City

Kingsmeadow

12.30pm

Sky Sports Premier league

Sunday 10 October 2021

Arsenal v Everton

Meadow Park

3pm

Sky Sports Premier League

 

FA Women’s Championship (All matches on The FA Player)

Date

Fixture

Venue

Time

Sunday 29 August 2021

Crystal Palace v Bristol City

Bromley FC

2pm

Sunday 5 September 2021

Sheffield United v Durham

Chesterfield FC

2pm

Sunday 12 September 2021

Blackburn Rovers v Watford

Bamber Bridge FC

2pm

Sunday 26 September 2021

Sunderland v Lewes

Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground

2pm

Sunday 3  October 2021

Coventry United v Liverpool

Butts Park Arena

2pm

Sunday 10 October 2021

London City Lionesses v Watford

Princes Park

2pm

Sunday 31 October 2021

Charlton Athletic v Sunderland

VCD Athletic

2pm