Clare Balding to host Women’s Football World for Channel 4

Channel 4 to launch Women’s Football World, which will feature all the best of women’s football from top leagues around the globe.

Clare Balding, Women’s Football World, Channel 4

“I’m thrilled that Channel 4 is dedicating a football show solely to the women’s game. Having more women’s football on television can only help with awareness of the players, show the scope and quality of the game around the world, win over even more fans and inspire more young girls to become tomorrow’s superstars.” – Clare Balding

Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Clare Balding, Women’s Football World is a world-first featuring a weekly roundup of the best of the action from women’s football leagues across the globe. The series will include highlights from England’s WSL as well as action from top flight women’s football in France, Germany, Italy, USA and the women’s UEFA Champions League.

Each week Clare will be joined by a professional footballer who will provide expert analysis and opinion on the past seven day’s key talking points and topical issues. Clare will also be gaining a deeper insight into the lives of her guests outside sport.

Clare was also a key presenter on Channel 4 Racing

In partnership with a soft-drink brand Women’s Football World will be shot on location at a different women’s football club, stadium or training ground each week.  The show is set to air later this month and will keep viewers up to date with all the top stories, the best of the action and expert analysis on all the week’s action until the end of the season.

In addition to the weekly show, Channel 4 will be offering a range of other women’s football content on All4 and across social and digital platforms including short films led by freestyle footballer and influencer, Liv Cooke. Channel 4 has a rich history in football having shown the last Women’s EURO competition where its coverage of the 2017 semi-final between England and The Netherlands attracted Britain’s highest ever audience for women’s football, peaking at 4.2m in 2017.

Previously, Channel 4 broadcast its much-acclaimed Football Italia series which first aired in 1992.

“We’re delighted to welcome women’s football back to Channel 4. Our coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 was a huge success and there is clearly a real appetite out there for top quality women’s football.” – Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Sport, Joe Blake-Turner

Balding is also well-known for her work on the BBC in both sport and entertainment. Here hosting Britain’s Brightest.
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