One of Scotland’s most successful sporting sides of 2011 hits our TV screens this Thursday as BBC Alba airs the first episode of its 6 part documentary on Glasgow City FC, the nation’s number one women’s football team.
Following the Scottish Champions at home and abroad in the UEFA Women’s Champions League last season, the TV cameras capture the team and staff on and off the pitch to provide a unique insight into life as a top female football side in a country where the game remains completely unpaid.
Domestic competition against rivals Celtic and Hibernian is only one small aspect for City, as it is Europe where they excel, becoming the first Scottish women’s team ever to reach the knock out stages of the Champions League. The Petershill Park based club then unbelievably make it on to the last 16 of the tournament competing against entirely professional sides.
The highs and lows are there for all to see as Alba follow some of the nation’s most dedicated individuals through everything from graduations, Cup wins and defeats and the agony of the team Captain missing one of the biggest games of her life because of work commitments.
The programme starts this Thursday 8.30pm – 9pm, with five further episodes following on a weekly basis. BBC Alba can be viewed UK wide on Sky 168, Virgin Cable 188 and BBCiPlayer. Scottish viewers can also watch on Freeview channel 8.