West Ham United Women return to BBC Three for second leg
James R | On 03, Jan 2020
After a successful first season under the title Britain’s Youngest Football Boss, BBC Three is returning to east London for a second leg of its documentary following the fortunes of West Ham United women’s team.
With record audiences for the Women’s World Cup last summer, women’s football is booming and attendances are rising. To meet that interest, BBC Three has commissioned another season from Curious Films to continue the grass roots story of 20 year-old MD Jack Sullivan and his team of top-flight players, as they compete in the 2019/20 Women’s Super League.
Following the ups and downs of West Ham United women, Squad Goals: West Ham United Women (w/t) will see a returning cast of much-loved characters, as well as new signings, as the focus shifts more on to the players, both their lives away from the game and the pressures on the pitch, to show what it takes to be a professional women’s footballer today.
Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “We’re really happy that we are able to follow West Ham United women for another season and continue tackling the multiple dynamics of a high-performance team. With great access to stories from inspirational young women across the series, it offers the perfect ingredients for what we’re after at BBC Three.”
The six-part second season was commissioned by Campbell, and the BBC Commissioning Executive is Michael Jochnowitz. Curious Founders Dov Freedman & Charlie Russell are the Executive Producers.
Freedman adds: “Since we started this journey with West Ham United women nearly 18 months ago, the interest in the women’s game has just exploded, and we are thrilled that we are continuing to tell their story.”