It has been a great week for followers of the Women's Super League, after it was announced that the BBC will screen four programmes next season.

As part of the deal, there will be goal round-ups, highlights and previews of England women's national team games.

In addition to the BBC's coverage, the BBC Sport website will show a weekly round-up of all the week's games for free. The very same programme will also be shown on the BBC News sportsday feature every Friday.

Kelly Simmons, director of the national game for women's football said: "This can be a watershed moment for the game in England.

"Our football league being consistently shown on terrestrial television will enable us to take the game to a wider audience and engage new fans in the sport, and hopefully inspire more young girls to play the game." 

The women's game is growing at a fast rate here in England, and the success of the game was measured at the Olympics, where the crowds were equally as high as the men's equivalent, with some games being played in front of sold out venues at Coventry's Ricoh Arena and Newcastle's St. James' Park.

BBC director of sport Barbara Slater added: "We're delighted to be increasing our coverage of women's football across all of our platforms.

"We look forward to bringing our audiences a great range of women's football over the coming months."


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