BT Sport makes UEFA Women’s Champions League Final free-to-air

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BT Sport has announced that the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final on August 30 will be made available for free as part of the broadcaster’s initiative to grow women’s football in the nation.

Additionally the firm has also revealed that the opening FA Women’s Super League fixture between Aston Villa and Manchester City will also be offered to UK residents for no charge.

Similarly to how BT Sport offers the men’s UEFA Champions League Final, the matches will be available on its YouTube channel and the BT Sport app. Additionally, BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the Champions League Final, between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, on BT Sport 1 whilst the WSL fixture will be broadcast on BT Sport 2.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, stated: “It’s great to get women’s football back on BT Sport, with our recent and continuing Women’s UEFA Champions League coverage and then straight into the FA WSL next week. As part of our commitment to growing the game we are making these select games available free to all. 

“Our coverage continues to advance BT’s commitment, as part of its long-term partnerships with each of the four UK “Home Nations” Football Associations, to inspire a new generation of girls and women to participate in football, on and off the pitch.”

BT Sport have also announced additional ways to watch the Women’s Super League opener with fans being able to experience the match on Twitter and Facebook.

Throughout the campaign BT Sport will air at least 22 live Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches whilst also providing additional coverage for the FA Women’s Continental League Cup and the Women’s FA Cup.

The Women’s Super League will begin its 2020/21 campaign on September 5. It is the first match of the domestic competition since February 23 with the tournament prematurely concluding in May following the global health pandemic.