For the first time ever BBC Radio Wales/ Radio Cymru are attending an Orchard WPWL fixture to provide live in-game updates of a league game.
Cardiff City Women v Cardiff Met will be covered in the weekly Radio Wales Sport and Chwaraeon Radio Cymru shows on Saturday 11th April. It looks set to be an exciting match, being the last round for 2019/20, with the two teams currently vying for second spot – though by April there is a chance one, or both teams, can catch present league leaders Swansea so a UEFA Champions League spot may also be at stake – it could be a winner takes all game.
The request from the BBC to cover more Orchard WPWL matches reflects the increasing popularity of the women’s game in Wales and follows the recent highlights of Swansea v Cardiff Met shown on S4C’s Sgorio. It is one of a number of ways in which the FAW is working with our broadcast partners to promote Tier One of domestic female football and growing our commitment to its development.
The two Cardiff clubs also face each other in the FAW Women’s Cup quarter final on 9th February and WPWL Cup semi-final on 23rd February, so one team could have a lot to prove in April if they are eliminated from both cups, with this their last chance for payback. The game will be played at Leckwith Stadium, with KO TBC.