WSL broadcast deal ‘a celebration of women’s football’, says Emma Hayes

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  • Chelsea manager happy some money will go towards refereeing
  • Deal with BBC and Sky Sports worth £24m over three years

The Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes, has said the new historic broadcast rights deal for the Women’s Super League – worth in the region of £24m over three years – was “vindication for all the work done over a number of years” and praised the collective effort that led to it.

“It’s not just one club, one person, one entity, this is all about the whole and a it’s a real celebration for women’s football and everyone involved in it,” said Hayes on Monday, adding that a key part of the deal with Sky and the BBC was the “fact that all of them are committing to the studio package piece too – the buildup to games, the analysis of games, the level of detail that in and of itself becomes an important marker.”

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Written by Suzanne Wrack
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WSL broadcast deal ‘a celebration of women’s football’, says Emma Hayes

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