New season for SWPL
Our SPFL Premiership coverage for BBC ALBA this weekend is the fixture Heart of Midlothian v St Johnstone, broadcast tomorrow, Saturday 3rd February, on the channel at 18:00.
Our extended feature at half-time this week covers the new Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) season, which begins next weekend. Holders Glasgow City will face even tougher competition to retain the title for a 12th consecutive time.
For the first time in the league’s history, there will be prize money for all 16 clubs across SWPL 1 and SWPL 2.
A mouth-watering opening set of fixtures scheduled for Sunday the 11th of February, will see the first Old…
This weekend, we’re heading over to Aberdeen to cover the SPFL Premiership game Aberdeen v Kilmarnock, broadcast on BBC ALBA Saturday 27th January at 18:00.
In the extended half-time features, our Aberdeen and Kilmarnock players chat about their clubs, managers, hopes and challenges in their careers.
In Aberdeen, we catch up with Niall McGinn, as he begins his second spell with the Dons. The 30-year-old talks about the influence of Derek McInnes and his relief that Michael O’Neill will remain as Northern Ireland manager.
Kilmarnock youngster Calum Waters talks about the impact made by manager Steve Clarke, Kris Boyd’s…
BBC ALBA festive sports schedule
We’re delighted to announce a jam-packed schedule of sport on BBC ALBA over Christmas and New Year.
From our Nemeton base in Scotland, we will be producing coverage of six exciting football and rugby matches to keep you entertained through the holidays.
See full schedule below:
* PRO14 - Edinburgh v Glasgow - 23/12/2017, 17:00, BBC ALBA
* SPFL Premiership - Hamilton v Kilmarnock - 27/12/2017, 22:00, BBC ALBA
* SPFL Premiership - Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian - 30/12/2017, 18:00, BBC ALBA
* SPFL Championship - Greenock Morton v St Mirren - 02/01/2018, 14:50, BBC ALBA
* PRO14 - Edinburgh v Southern Kings -…
Life after football
This Saturday 16th December, we’re covering the Scottish Premiership match Dundee v Partick Thistle at 18:00 on BBC ALBA.
Our extended feature this week tells the story of former footballer Chris Mitchell, who tragically died after failing to cope with the transition into the workplace after his playing career ended. Chris’ sister has set up a foundation in his name and along with the PFA Scotland, they are offering courses for players to learn skills that will help them when they retire from the game.
We also hear from Partick Thistle midfielder Adam Barton, who reflects on several serious injuries he has suffered in his…