In exciting news, the FA have today announced that Women’s Super League matches will be streamed live on a new free platform that will be solely dedicated to women’s football from the start of next season.
This will include live access to over 150 domestic women’s football fixtures, highlights from the home nations’ international games and the Women’s FA Cup. Not to forget that the BBC will continue to show a WSL game each weekend on the iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
This is great news for fans of women’s football but I would much rather that fans were taking advantage of their local side’s cheap season tickets whether it be in the WSL or the Championship or National League. Most clubs offer fans the oppertunity to purchase a season ticket for prices ranging from £15 to £50. A bargain!
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 be available to download from your App store from September 2nd.