talkSPORT to cover UEFA Women’s Euros tournament for fans
talkSPORT is to broadcast every England match of the UEFA Women’s Euros tournament this summer along with the crunch games in the final stages.
The network will also broadcast all of Northern Ireland’s games in England’s group including Norway versus Northern Ireland and Austria versus Northern Ireland, plus updates and analysis from the tournament across its schedule.
The network’s Women’s Football Weekly programme, hosted by talkSPORT England Correspondent Faye Carruthers, will also air on talkSPORT 2 and in podcast format throughout the tournament, with all the latest insight and interviews from the camps.
Sam Matterface will be lead commentator for England games, alongside co-commentators Lianne Sanderson and lead presenter Adrian Durham, with England Correspondent Faye Carruthers reporting live pitchside with all the latest England news.
Meanwhile Joe Shennan and Lucy Ward will lead commentary for Northern Ireland games.
A reporting team of five will be covering the rest of the group stages of the tournament with Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Fern Balch, Shebahn Aherne, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Abigail Davis reporting live from the grounds.
Coverage kicks off with England’s warm up game against Belgium on June 16, followed by games against The Netherlands on June 24 and Switzerland on June 30.
talkSPORT will be broadcasting from fan parks, starting with Laura Woods and Ally McCoist broadcasting Breakfast from Manchester on the first day of the tournament and from The Box Park in Wembley for the final, soaking up all the atmosphere and hearing from fans. Mya Graham will be a part of the team of fan park reporters having risen through the ranks from an intern to reporting on her first tournament alongside George Sexton Kerr and Toni Afoke.
talkSPORT has been working in partnership with Women in Football to champion the women’s game through a range of inspirational events, with two Women in Football interns joining the talkSPORT team this week.
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “At talkSPORT we are powered by fans and we will be getting right behind England in the Women’s Euros. This is the biggest year of women’s football on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 and builds on our coverage of The Women’s FIFA World Cup in 2019. We will be hearing from fans directly at the fan zones and bringing all the best insight, analysis and news from the camps across the network.”
talkSPORT Commentator, Lianne Sanderson said: “I am so excited to be covering The Women’s European Championships, having played in this tournament before myself, including making the final in 2009 vs Germany. So I am incredibly excited to now be bringing listeners all the best coverage from Euro 2022 at talkSPORT, the home of football.
June 16: Warm up Game England versus Belgium
June 24: Warm up Game England versus The Netherlands
June 30: Warm up Game England versus Switzerland
July 6: England versus Austia
July 7: Norway versus Northern Ireland
July 11: Austria versus Northern Ireland
July 11: England versus Norway
Two Quarter finals TBC
July 26: Semi Final 1
July 27: Semi Final 2
July 31: Final