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Virgin Media powers livestream of Southampton FC Women’s first home game of the season

 

23 September 2020

 

 

 

  • Virgin Media is enabling Saints fans to watch Southampton FC Women’s first game of the season from the comfort of their very own home
  • Southampton FC Women were unbeaten in the league last season before the season was voided due to Covid-19
  • Ex-England international, Sue Smith, will be co-commentator for the match
  • Southampton FC Women to take on Buckland Athletic this Sunday 27th September

Virgin Media, main partner of Southampton FC Women, will be enabling Saints fans the chance to watch their beloved team from the comfort of their very own home by live-streaming their first home match against Buckland Athletic.

Since England and Arsenal legend, Marieanne Spacey-Cale, took over managing the side in 2018, the club has seen back-to-back promotions. Last season, they were set to continue the trend until Covid-19 struck and voided the season. 

This season, Virgin Media want to show its continued support for both the team and Saints fans by allowing fans to watch the team even if they are unable to physically be there due to the latest government guidelines around Covid-19.

Ex-England international and football broadcaster, Sue Smith, will co-host the commentary directly from the Snows Stadium alongside Ian Wilder on Sunday 27th September.  Fans can tune in to watch the live-stream on Southampton FC’s Facebook and YouTube page.

In addition to this, Virgin Media and Southampton FC are launching a brand new digital home that keeps fans at the heart of the partnership despite not being able to return to St Mary’s yet. 

The Super Saints Hub, which will be hosted on the Southampton FC website, is a place where Saints fans can win prizes such as signed shirts from first-team players, get other rewards and watch content that brings them closer to the teams like never before.

Ahead of Saints’ clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary’s on Saturday 3rd October, Virgin Media will be hosting a “Super Saints Super Giveaway” where fans will be able to win a series of Saints-related prizes, all hosted on the new Super Saints Hub.

Cilesta Van Doorn, Executive Director of Brand and Marketing at Virgin Media said: “While it looks very different from previous years, it’s very exciting that football’s back on the agenda and we are looking forward to what this season brings for Southampton’s Women’s team. With no fans allowed inside the stadium, we are providing a live stream of their match which is the only way to watch the team in action. We are calling on all Super Saints to tune in and get behind the team.”

Marieanne Spacey-Cale, Head of Girls and Women's Football at Southampton FC said: “The fact that COVID-19 curtailed our season early means that the women are really excited to get back out there – to have the match live-streamed for football fans around the country to watch is incredibly exciting too.

“Virgin Media have been a great supporter of us over the last year, so to know that they’re here to help us again this season is another thing to look forward to with the return of football. We’re just looking forward to getting back out there again!”

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  • Virgin Media is enabling Saints fans to watch Southampton FC Women’s first game of the season from the comfort of their very own home
  • Southampton FC Women were unbeaten in the league last season before the season was voided due to Covid-19
  • Ex-England international, Sue Smith, will be co-commentator for the match
  • Southampton FC Women to take on Buckland Athletic this Sunday 27th September

Virgin Media, main partner of Southampton FC Women, will be enabling Saints fans the chance to watch their beloved team from the comfort of their very own home by live-streaming their first home match from AFC Totton.

Since England and Arsenal legend, Marieanne Spacey-Cale, took over managing the side in 2018, the club has seen back-to-back promotions. Last season, they were set to continue the trend until Covid-19 struck and voided the season. 

This season, Virgin Media want to show its continued support for both the team and Saints fans by allowing fans to watch the team even if they are unable to physically be there due to the latest government guidelines around Covid-19.

Ex-England international and football broadcaster, Sue Smith, will co-host the commentary directly from the Snows Stadium alongside Ian Wilder on Sunday 27th September.  Fans can tune in to watch the live-stream on Southampton FC’s Facebook and YouTube page.

In addition to this, Virgin Media and Southampton FC are launching a brand new digital home that keeps fans at the heart of the partnership despite not being able to return to St Mary’s yet. 

The Super Saints Hub, which will be hosted on the Southampton FC website, is a place where Saints fans can win prizes such as signed shirts from first-team players, get other rewards and watch content that brings them closer to the teams like never before.

Ahead of Saints’ clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary’s on Saturday 3rd October, Virgin Media will be hosting a “Super Saints Super Giveaway” where fans will be able to win a series of Saints-related prizes, all hosted on the new Super Saints Hub.

Cilesta Van Doorn, Executive Director of Brand and Marketing at Virgin Media said: “While it looks very different from previous years, it’s very exciting that football’s back on the agenda and we are looking forward to what this season brings for Southampton’s Women’s team. With no fans allowed inside the stadium, we are providing a live stream of their match which is the only way to watch the team in action. We are calling on all Super Saints to tune in and get behind the team.”

Marieanne Spacey-Cale, Head of Girls and Women's Football at Southampton FC said: “The fact that COVID-19 curtailed our season early means that the women are really excited to get back out there – to have the match live-streamed for football fans around the country to watch is incredibly exciting too.

“Virgin Media have been a great supporter of us over the last year, so to know that they’re here to help us again this season is another thing to look forward to with the return of football. We’re just looking forward to getting back out there again!”

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