Scottish Building Society SWPL matches to be live streamed via BBC Sport Online with an enhanced agreement for season 2020/2021
Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) has announced a new partnership with BBC Scotland. The agreement will see one Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 match live-streamed every Sunday via their online platform for the duration of the 2020/2021 season.
This follows the recent announcement that the senior women’s game, the Scottish Building Society SWPL and the Championship, will return on Sunday 18th October pending government guidance. The National Association also confirmed an enhanced broadcast deal with BBC ALBA which will double the number of matches being broadcast live over the 2020/2021 season.
SWF Chair, Vivienne MacLaren, said: “We are delighted to have secured this partnership with BBC Sport Scotland. This additional coverage will complement the existing broadcast commitment from BBC ALBA to ensure that women’s football in Scotland is visible and has a national platform to showcase the very best of the game. Interest in our game was at an all-time high prior to lockdown and it’s important that we maintain that momentum by growing an audience for women’s football. The BBC Scotland agreement will undoubtedly help us to achieve this.”
Tom Connor, BBC Scotland Editor of Sport, said: ‘We’re looking forward to teaming up with Scottish Women’s Football to bring top flight live action each week for our audiences. Women’s football is growing rapidly in Scotland and we’re delighted to be able to add SWF matches to our portfolio of live sport.’