FAWNL Championship Play-Off Final Made Available for Live Streaming

This weekend’s FA Women’s National League Championship play-off final between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be available to stream live for fans, The Football Association has announced.

Northern Premier Division winners meet Southern Premier Division winners for the right to be promoted to the FA Women’s Championship. The game takes place on Saturday afternoon at Edgeley Park, home of Sky Bet League Two-bound Stockport County.

The Football Association issued an official press release this morning confirming that the BBC will make the game available for live streaming via the BBC Sport website and on BBC iPlayer. The decision sees the game as the first of the third series to be broadcast by a mainstream broadcaster.

Wolverhampton Wanderers won the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division title by an eight-point margin, while Southampton finished as Southern Premier Division champions by a nine-point margin. Both teams have lost just one league game all season. It is understood that both sides will be well supported this weekend in Stockport as they attempt to seal their transition to the elite game.

Following this morning’s announcement, FA Women’s National League Chairwoman Carol West said: “The Women’s National League Championship play-off final is the biggest game of the season and we are delighted to have agreed a presentation with the BBC the heart of our competition.

“Southampton and Wolves are two incredibly talented teams who have had phenomenal seasons. With both teams in such good form, the final promises to be a flagship event not to be missed. We want to see as many people as possible in Stockport County to cheer them on as they battle for the overall National League title and a spot in the FA Women’s Championship.

The FA Women’s National League Championship play-off final is set to kick off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Tickets for the game can now be bought online for just £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s and discounted tickets, while children under 10 are free.

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