FOOTBALL: FA Women’s Cup Final 2013 – Arsenal v Bristol Academy – Live on BBC Two

May 20, 2013

Women’s football’s showpiece match of the season takes place at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium as Arsenal Ladies take on Bristol Academy in the 2013 FA Women’s Cup Final.

This year marks 20 years since the Football Association took over the running of the women’s game and the 2013 final will be staged at the home of Doncaster Rovers Belles, one of women’s football’s most famous clubs, who won the first Women’s Cup under the FA’s auspices in 1994.

The match also returns to terrestrial television for the first time since 2009 as BBC Two and BBC Two HD screens live coverage on Sunday, May 26, signalling the start of an amazing summer of women’s football with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 finals following in July.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Sport confirms UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 coverage

April 22, 2013

BBC Sport has announced that live TV coverage of the 2013 Women’s European Football Championship will have a new home on BBC Three.

With England representing the home nations, football fans will be able to tune in to BBC Three for a host of live matches as well as extensive highlights throughout the tournament that takes place in Sweden between July 10-28.

The BBC has also confirmed that it will screen this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil which runs from June 15-30, forming part of a busy summer of international football.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Sport boosts commitment to women’s football

March 8, 2013

BBC Sport has announced a raft of new programming which will see an increased commitment to women’s football across its TV, radio and online platforms.

In a welcome boost its profile following a breakthrough year in 2012, there will be more air-time and coverage dedicated to women’s football on the BBC than ever before, including continued live coverage of England internationals as well as the Women’s FA Cup Final, which returns to the BBC in 2013.

For the first time there will be regular terrestrial highlights of the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL), the semi-professional summer football league introduced in 2011.

In addition, the BBC will provide extensive coverage of the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championships in Sweden.

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FOOTBALL: Women’s International – France v England – Live on BBC Three

October 15, 2012

England Women’s international friendly against France in Paris on October 20 will be broadcast live on BBC Three.

This will be the Three Lions’ first outing since they secured their place at next summer’s European Championships by beating Croatia 3-0 last month, and Hope Powell’s side will be looking to lay down an early marker ahead of the tournament against opponents sure to figure strongly at the finals.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Meet the BBC team

July 23, 2012

BBC Sport’s full line-up of presenters and commentary teams for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Leading figures from the world of sport such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Tim Henman are joined by household names from BBC television, including Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Sue Barker, Barry Davies, Jake Humphrey and Matt Baker.

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LONDON 2012: Team GB Olympic football warm-up matches live on BBC One

July 4, 2012

The BBC will kick off its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic football by showing Team GB men’s and women’s warm-up matches live from the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, on Friday 20 July.

London 2012 marks the first time that Great Britain will compete in the men’s football competition since the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, and the first time ever for the women’s team.

The double-header will be the only chance for fans to see the men’s and women’s teams play before the Olympic football tournament begins, and both warm-up games will be shown live on BBC One.

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FOOTBALL: Gabby Logan to examine sexism in football for new BBC documentary

April 1, 2012

Sports presenter Gabby Logan is to explore the subject of sexism in football in a new one-off documentary to be shown on BBC One this Wednesday.

The BBC presenter will hear stories from some of the most influential female figures within men’s game, and examines just how far-reaching gender discrimination can be in the sport.

She will look at the attitudes that several prominent women within the sport have encountered on their way to the top, and finds out what it is really like to be a woman working in a male-orientated environment.

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