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SWPL announce further round of broadcast matches after split
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The Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) have announced the eight matches that will be shown across Sky Sports, BBC ALBA, and BBC Sport Scotland up until Wednesday 19th April. The matches currently selected are as follows:
|Date||Kick-off (subject to change)||Match||Broadcaster|
|Saturday 25th March||17:30||Hibernian v Glasgow City||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 26th March||13:00||Partick Thistle v Heart of Midlothian||BBC Sport Scotland|
|Monday 27th March||19:30||Rangers v Celtic||Sky Sports|
|Sunday 2nd April||16:10||Rangers v Hibernian||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 2nd April||15:00||Heart of Midlothian v Glasgow City||BBC Sport Scotland|
|Sunday 16th April||16:10||Glasgow City v Celtic||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 16th April||13:00||Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian||BBC Sport Scotland|
|Wednesday 19th April||19:45||Glasgow City v Rangers||BBC ALBA|
The final day of the SWPL season is Sunday 21st of May as the battle for the title, the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and to avoid relegation comes to a conclusion.
Fiona McIntyre, SWPL Managing Director, said: “We’re pleased to confirm these matches, as all three of our broadcast partners showcase the finale of the 2022/23 SWPL season. It has been the most competitive and compelling season to date and is shaping up for an equally enthralling run-in at both ends of the table. We are delighted to showcase the very best of women’s football in Scotland, and recognise the importance of ensuring our game is visible and accessible to encourage existing and new fans to engage with the SWPL and our clubs.
“This year has been record-breaking on a number of fronts, and I am delighted that we are able to bring a record number of matches live to supporters via our fantastic broadcast partners at Sky Sports, BBC ALBA and BBC Scotland.
Gary Hughes, Sky Sports Director of Football said: “With just one point separating Celtic and Rangers, as they battle with Glasgow City for the title, we’re looking forward to bringing our viewers action from the first Old Firm league match live on Sky Sports since we started showing the SWPL last year. We’re excited to showcase an exciting match on and off the pitch.”
Fiona Mackenzie, BBC ALBA Sport Executive Producer, said: “BBC ALBA is delighted to be offering our audience further coverage of this exciting SWPL season, and being a part of ensuring visibility of the women’s game in Scotland.”
Douglas McNeil, BBC Sport Producer, said: “With the race for the title still up for grabs we are looking forward to bringing the BBC viewers the best of the SWPL action every week on our highlights programme, plus live matches on BBC Sport Scotland and BBC iPlayer platforms.”