BBC Local Radio to cover National League Football until 2020
BBC Local Radio has announced that it will be covering National League club football matches until at least 2020.
The league, which rebranded from the Football Conference last season, has 68 member clubs across its Northern and Southern leagues.
“Today’s deal with the National League demonstrates the BBC local radio stations commitment to bring sports fans across England and Wales all the sporting action from their area. So whether you’re tuning in to BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s coverage of Lincoln City, listening to BBC Radio Solent reporting on Eastleigh or following one of the other 66 clubs across The National League we’ll be bringing you the latest action,” said Jason Horton, BBC head of sport for England.
Brian Barwick, the league’s chairman added:
“This will permit continuing stadium access with match commentary, thus complementing the excellent support given generally by BBC Local Radio stations covering all 68 member clubs and their local communities".