From Monday 8 July, the BBC will bring audiences more coverage than ever before of the Women’s European Football Championship.
Starting with a one-hour preview on BBC Two (and BBC Two HD) featuring exclusive access to the England squad and their coaching team in the build-up to the games, this year the BBC will have unprecedented coverage of the English Lionesses' competition journey.
With games broadcast live on BBC Three and across a broad range of devices and platforms, you’ll be able to watch every kick and pass as Hope Powell’s squad attempt to set the Women’s Euro trophy on British soil for the first time.
Hope Powell, England Coach, says: “This is the most accessible that the Women’s European Championship has ever been which should hopefully bring a brand new audience to the women’s game. Last year, we saw the whole country get behind some incredible female Olympians, so this is the perfect opportunity for our squad to become sporting heroes to the growing number of female footballers across the country.”
Last week, Hope Powell named her squad, with defender Casey Stoney set to lead the team to Sweden.
The BBC’s coverage of the Women’s Euros will start with a one-hour preview, Hope And Glory on BBC Radio 5 live. Hope And Glory will be presented by Jacqui Oatley (the first female commentator on Match Of The Day and a regular reporter for Football Focus and the Football League Show), along with Sue Smith and Faye White, both of whom have played over 90 times for the national side and whose careers began in the mid 1990's when the Women's game in the UK was in its infancy.
Once the tournament begins there will be 16 games shown live on the BBC, with 14 games of those on BBC Three and two on BBC Two & BBC Two HD, including the final on 28 July. Led by commentary team Ian Dennis and Jennifer O’Neill, BBC Radio 5 live will air every England game, along with one quarter-final, one semi-final and the final.
All matches will be streamed live across BBC Sport’s digital platforms – desktop, tablet, mobile, Sport App & Connected TV and streamed in High Definition on the BBC Red Button HD Channel.
Across all digital platforms, there will be on demand AV previews, features, pre and post-match interviews, highlights packages and analysis, bringing the audience closer to the Championship than ever before.