West Ham United women to feature in new BBC documentary Squad Goals

Squad Goals


West Ham United women’s team will take centre-stage yet again in an exciting new television series for BBC.

Squad Goals will take viewers behind the scenes, giving a unique insight into life at one of English football’s top clubs.

The series builds on the huge success of Britain’s Youngest Football Boss, which charted the Hammers’ progress through the 2018/19 season, from newly-professional club to the FA Women’s Super League (WSL) and an historic Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, and drew more than one million viewers.

Filmed throughout the 2019/20 campaign, Squad Goals focuses on the lives of West Ham’s talented, inspirational and richly diverse squad, and how a group of elite players from around the world came together in Claret and Blue, the elation and emotion, moving personal storylines and the impact of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

The series will be available as a boxset on BBC Three via iPlayer from Saturday 5 September. All six episodes will also be broadcast every Sunday evening on BBC One from 6 September.

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Jack Sullivan, Managing Director of West Ham United women, welcomed the airing of Squad Goals, saying: “Being the first WSL team to give behind the scenes access to a film crew has been an amazing experience, and since we began filming the first series of the show, women’s football has boomed around the world which is fantastic to see. I think series one helped people to get an insight into the women’s game, to bring it to the mainstream and we were delighted that millions of people watched it on iPlayer and BBC One.

“The second series is going to give women’s football supporters more of the same – drama, emotion, and the laughs along the way. After a hugely successful first season, last season was more challenging for the club in a number of ways, and I think the fans will be really interested in the personalities in our team and how they cope with the demands of professional football.

“For me, I think the best thing about the show is that it has helped raise awareness and meant more people have watched women’s football on TV and through the FA Player. When it is safe to do so, we hope they get back out there to the grounds, to watch the action live, and support their local team.”

The 6 x 30 series was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three and the BBC Commissioning Executive is Michael Jochnowitz. The series was produced by Curious Films. Dov Freedman and Charlie Russell are the Executive Producers.

To watch all ten episodes of Britain’s Youngest Football Boss on the BBC iPlayer, click here


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