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SWPL announce next round of broadcast matches
The Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) have announced the 11 matches that will be shown across BBC ALBA and BBC Sport Scotland up until Sunday 5th March. The matches currently selected are as follows:
|Sunday 29th January||Rangers v Glasgow City||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 29th January||Hearts v Celtic||BBC Sport Scotland|
|Sunday 5th February||Celtic v Aberdeen||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 5th February||Glasgow City v Partick Thistle||BBC Sport Scotland|
|Thursday 9th February||Rangers v Hibernian||BBC ALBA|
|Friday 24th February||Celtic v Rangers||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 26th February||Hearts v Hibernian||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 26th February||Aberdeen v Glasgow City||BBC Sport Scotland|
|Wednesday 1st March||Glasgow City v Motherwell||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 5th March||Celtic v Glasgow City||BBC ALBA|
|Sunday 5th March||Spartans v Rangers||BBC Sport Scotland|
The final round of matches before the split is on Sunday 12th March as the SWPL approaches a critical point in the race for the title, UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification, top-six, and to avoid relegation.
SWPL Managing Director, Fiona McIntyre, said: “We’re pleased to confirm these matches as our broadcast partners continue to showcase the drama and excitement that the SWPL provides.
“With the addition of the split after 22 rounds, there is plenty to play for as clubs at both ends of the table seek to gain an advantage at this critical point in the season. I have no doubt this additional excitement and drama will help drive further visibility and coverage for the league as a whole.”
BBC ALBA Sport Executive Producer, Fiona MacKenzie, said: “BBC ALBA is delighted to offer sustained coverage of the SWPL bringing top women’s football fixtures to our audience and continue our support of the women’s game in Scotland.”
BBC Sport Producer, Douglas McNeil, said: “We are looking forward to covering live SWPL matches on BBC Sport Scotland & BBCiPlayer, plus our weekly Monday highlights programme on BBC Scotland.
“We are delighted to show exciting matches on a free-to-air platform to ensure the sport, and the players, connect with the widest possible audience.”