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SWPL announces broadcast matches for 2023/24 season

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The Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) has announced the ScottishPower Women’s Premier League matches selected for broadcast between rounds one and ten. The games selected across Sky Sports, BBC ALBA, and BBC Sport Scotland are as follows:

Date Match Broadcaster Kick-off
Sunday 13th August Partick Thistle v Dundee United BBC ALBA 1.10pm
Sunday 13th August Glasgow City v Hibernian BBC ALBA 5.10pm
Sunday 20th August Rangers v Aberdeen BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 20th August Partick Thistle v Glasgow City BBC Sport Scotland TBC
Sunday 27th August Rangers v Glasgow City BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 27th August Celtic v Dundee United BBC Sport Scotland TBC
Sunday 3rd September Hibernian v Celtic BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 3rd September Rangers v Partick Thistle BBC Sport Scotland TBC
Sunday 10th September Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 10th September Partick Thistle v Motherwell BBC Sport Scotland TBC
Wednesday 13th September Celtic v Heart of Midlothian BBC ALBA 7.35pm
Sunday 17th September Aberdeen v Celtic BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 17th September Motherwell v Hibernian BBC Sport Scotland TBC
Thursday 5th October Celtic v Glasgow City Sky Sports 7.30pm
Sunday 8th October Hamilton Academical v Rangers BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 8th October Glasgow City v Spartans BBC Sport Scotland TBC
Sunday 15th October Partick Thistle v Celtic BBC ALBA 4.10pm
Sunday 15th October Rangers v Hibernian BBC Sport Scotland TBC


With 18 games selected, this figure represents a record number of broadcast matches for the opening ten rounds of fixtures.

Sky Sports will broadcast the first meeting of last season’s top two sides as Celtic host champions Glasgow City on Thursday 5th October. Celtic were victorious against City in both games post-split last season, though Glasgow City were 1-0 victors at the Excelsior Stadium back in March.

BBC ALBA have selected a total of ten games across the opening ten rounds including a double header on the first day of the season. Partick Thistle host Dundee United in the opening match before concluding with reigning champions Glasgow City against Hibernian.

BBC ALBA will also broadcast Rangers v Glasgow City live on Sunday 27th August. This is the first time the two sides have met since their dramatic final day of the season encounter in May, when Lauren Davidson’s late goal secured the title for City and caused heartbreak for Celtic.

BBC Sport Scotland return this season with a live stream online every Sunday and their highlights show every Monday for weekend fixture rounds.

Fiona McIntyre, SWPL Managing Director, said: “We’re thrilled to have a record number of broadcast matches selected for this period, so early in the season as we approach the start of the 2023/24 league campaign.

“We ended last season in dramatic fashion, with unprecedented attendances, coverage and audiences across our broadcast partners. The number of games selected in the opening weeks of the new season reflects the positive momentum within the women’s game and it is fantastic to see that recognised by our broadcast partners. We are focussed on building upon the recent progress and improving the visibility of our game, so we are delighted to bring so many games into households in Scotland across the opening weeks of the new season”

Gary Hughes, Director of Football, Sky Sports, said: “Women’s football is going from strength to strength and we’re excited to bring our viewers the first meeting from last season’s top two so early in the season.”

Fiona Mackenzie, BBC ALBA Sport Executive Producer, said: “BBC ALBA are once again delighted to be supporting the growth of the women’s game, and are excited about the season ahead. With last season’s record viewer and engagement figures, we hope to see another increase and are proud to bring coverage to our viewers.”

Douglas McNeil, BBC Sport Producer, said: “We are delighted to continue our coverage of the SWPL with our weekly highlights programme on BBC Scotland and live match coverage on BBC Sport Scotland and BBC iPlayer.

“After an incredible end to last season we look forward to working alongside the SWPL and members clubs to give fans a comprehensive viewing experience.”