The BBC and Sky Sports will broadcast dozens of matches from the Women’s Super League (WSL) live next season. The English Football Association FA has signed a three-year contract with the two major networks.
It concerns a total of a minimum of 53 and a maximum of 66 matches from the English women’s competition. The duels can only be followed via online streams so far.
The broadcasting rights for the WSL have now been sold as a ‘separate’ product to the major TV networks. This ensures that the twelve clubs from the Super League benefit directly from this.
Part of the income also goes to the clubs that play one tier in the Women’s Championship, with the aim of stimulating the development of football in the lower echelons.
“This agreement will transform the WSL,” said FA Director Kelly Simmons. “Visibility and investment are key factors in the growth of women’s football. We will soon be able to see more matches of women than ever before, underlining the value of the competition.”
Vivianne Miedema is one of the many Orange internationals who play in England.
Women’s team United play at Old Trafford for the first time
The television deal is a new boost for the development of women’s football in England, where the European Championship will be held next year. Sarina Wiegman, the current national coach of Orange, will then be the national coach of the English team.
The Netherlands is represented in the English league with many internationals. Vivianne Miedema, Daniëlle van de Donk and Jill Roord, for example, come out for Arsenal and Jackie Groenen wears the Manchester United shirt.
Greens will play in the league with her team against West Ham United on Saturday and that game will be played at Old Trafford. It is the first time that the United women’s team is allowed to play in the ‘Theater of Dreams’.
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