Women's Sports: West Ham announce second series of women’s BBC Three documentary

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Following on from the success of last year’s programme which showcased the challenges faced by “Britain’s Youngest Football Boss” Jack Sullivan, BBC Three have commissioned another series, with more focus set to be placed on the players this time around.

The team enjoyed a number of successes last year, defying all expectations by reaching the FA Cup final at Wembley and finishing 7th in the Women’s Super League despite being promoted directly from the third tier of English football to the top division. 

Now, the cameras are set to follow the team again as they attempt to challenge for domestic silverware and integrate new and exciting names to an ever-improving squad.

This season has brought mixed results so far but has still been successful in a number of ways. In September, almost 25,000 people turned up to the London Stadium to watch the hammers entertain spurs, with this number the third-highest in WSL history. Despite losing 2-0, it was a historic day for the women’s side, who only turned professional last season. Matt Beard’s side currently sits 8th in the WSL, having won just three of their nine games this season.

They failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Continental League Cup but will be hoping for another big-run in the FA Cup in 2020.

With multiple new arrivals, including highly-rated youngster Grace Fisk and other experienced internationals such as Kenza Dali and Laura Vetterlein, the hammers will still be hopeful of improving on their finish from last season.

Managing Director Jack Sullivan says he is pleased that the BBC is continuing to recognise women’s football and thinks all sides could benefit from this exposure.

“We hope that the documentary helps all women’s football teams, not just West Ham United, and we genuinely feel it is a great showcase of how a real women’s team is run.”

West Ham’s next game is the return fixture against Tottenham on 12th January 2020. They will be hoping to start the year off with a victory and to avenge defeat by their rivals last time out.

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