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BT Sport and Insight TV team up for women’s football reality series

By 30th July 2020 No Comments

The six-parter, Ultimate Goal, will air later this year.

BT Sport and 4K specialist Insight TV have teamed up to create six-part reality format, Ultimate Goal.

The production follows 28 women as they compete to take part in a one-off match in front of scouts from women’s teams around the world.

The series will be hosted by former Chelsea, Juventus and Lionesses player Eniola Aluko, and be shot in 4K UHD HDR at the FA’s St. George’s Park National Football Centre.

Aluko will also join a team of mentors and coaches who will work with the contestants. These will also include BT Sport football analyst and former England goalie, Rachel Brown Finnis.

Twins Rosie and Mollie Kmita (former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur players) will be coaches.

14 of the contestants will be chosen to prepare for a trial match against a top women’s football team. This will be attended by scouts from Chelsea, Barcelona, Arsenal, Lyon, and the Orlando Pride.

The series forms part of BT’s commitment to inspire a new generation of girls and women to participate in football, on and off the pitch.

Ultimate Goal will air on both BT Sport and Insight TV in late 2020 and will be produced by Zig Zag Productions.

Arun Maljaars, VP content and channels, Insight TV, said: “Insight TV is always looking to tell compelling stories that are exciting, inspiring and relevant to what’s going on in our world. With Ultimate Goal, we wanted to build on the significant work being done in the UK and internationally to grow the women’s game on and off the field through the power of storytelling. We’re excited to partner with BT Sport to give women’s football the exposure it deserves.”

Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is proud to be involved with a project which builds on BT’s extensive work with the four UK Home Nations to create a legacy across women’s football.”

Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions, added: “It’s long been our ambition to produce a competition reality series based around women’s football. The game has exploded in popularity and, together with Insight TV and BT Sport, we aim to create a show that will help to inspire the next generation of talent in the women’s game. We are currently securing talent for the show, both as mentors and contestants.”

(PICUTRED: L-R, Rachel Brown Finnis, Eniola Aluko, Mollie Kmita, Rosie Kmita)

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