BBC THREE RETURN TO WOMEN'S FOOTBALL FOR THIRD SERIES OF SQUAD GOALS
BBC Three have commissioned a third series of ob-doc series Squad Goals from Curious Films.
Squad Goals 3: Dorking Til I Die (6x30') follows Calum Best on his first season as Chairman of Dorking Wanderers FC Ladies. The Ladies team is only in its second season, but the club is on the cusp of growth, plus there's a new stadium in the pipeline.
As well as Dorking’s performance on the pitch, the series will follow the players’ personal challenges and sacrifices as they look to battle their way up the football league. Also fighting for the team’s reputation is Calum Best, the son of legendary footballer George Best. Has he got what it takes to continue the illustrious footballing dynasty?
Dov Freedman, Founder, Curious Films said: “We are thrilled with the green light from BBC Three and Insight TV for a third season of Squad Goals which promises to be the most entertaining so far. Women’s grassroots football rarely gets much coverage and this will be an eye-opening series following a club in transition with a high-profile new chairman.”
Calum Best, Chairman, Dorking Wanderers FC Ladies added: “Women’s football is attracting more and more attention and interest. I see this series as an opportunity to show what grassroots women’s football is all about – the challenges, the hard work and the highs and lows of a team and a club looking to create something special.”
Insight TV's Alexander Rowe said: “We’re delighted to be joining BBC Three and Curious Films to continue the journey of Squad Goals. The beautiful game has a global language, and in the Dorking Wanderers Ladies team, we have a great opportunity to tell a story with the passion and quality that resonates with fans watching Insight TV’s growing suite of TV and social media channels around the world.”
Squad Goals: Dorking Til I Die (w/t) will launch on BBC Three later this year.