The Soccer Show, starring Haley Kopmeyer and David Copeland-Smith, debuts Wednesday, March 10 on YouTube
March 5, 2021 – Ata Football and Just Women’s Sports — two growing women’s sports platforms launched in 2020 — today announced a partnership to further enhance exposure and engagement for women’s soccer through exclusive premium content.
Building upon the success of its Just Women’s Sports podcast, Just Women’s Sports will utilize premium content from Ata Football to produce The Soccer Show, a first-of-its-kind weekly highlights-driven show exclusively covering the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL). Hosted by former professional soccer player Haley Kopmeyer and elite trainer David Copeland-Smith, each episode will provide in-depth coverage including news, highlights and analysis. The Soccer Show premieres on Wednesday, March 10, with the inaugural episode set to feature coverage of matches featuring top-ranked teams including Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. New episodes post each Wednesday on the Just Women’s Sports YouTube page and the Ata Football platform.
Just Women’s Sports is a new sports media platform 100% dedicated to covering women’s sports exclusively. Founded by former professional soccer player Haley Rosen, Just Women’s Sports provides news and analysis of women’s sports through exclusive interviews, podcasts, videos and other content. Best known for its flagship podcast, Just Women’s Sports with Kelley O’Hara, Just Women’s Sports has quickly grown a passionate audience of more than one million fans, followers and listeners.
“At Just Women’s Sports, we’re dedicated to covering women’s sports with the passion, intensity and commitment to storytelling that professional athletes deserve,” said Rosen. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ata Football – a company that shares our mission to elevate women’s sports – and to show what we’re capable of producing when given access to exclusive premium content.”
Founded by former Sky executive Hannah Brown and former professional soccer player and coach Esmeralda Negron, Ata Football is the preeminent home for women’s soccer on the Web and is the exclusive rights holder for matches from the FA Women’s Super League. Live and on-demand matches are distributed in the U.S. with broadcast partner NBC Sports and are available on Atafootball.com.
“We’re focused on continuing to become the go-to destination for women’s soccer globally and the epicenter of a community that inspires the next generation of girls,” said Negron. “Our partnership with Just Women’s Sports to produce and distribute The Soccer Show is another great step on that journey.”
Kopmeyer is best known for her time as goalkeeper for Seattle Reign FC and the Orlando Pride of the NWSL. A University of Michigan graduate, Kopmeyer also played for the Brisbane Roar and the Canberra United of the W-League in Australia. Copeland-Smith is the founder of Beast Mode Soccer, and has trained some of the world’s best players, including Alex Morgan, Rachel Daly, Kristie Mewis and Allie Long.
The Soccer Show will be produced by Blue Duck Media, led by showrunner and sports industry veteran Ashley Braband, who most recently was the force behind the scenes and on the mic at ESPN’s Sports? with Katie Nolan. Over 13 years at ESPN, she produced TV shows like SportsNation and Colin’s New Football Show, and helped develop and launch various digital shows for ESPN’s social channels, before serving in her latest role as showrunner of Always Late with Katie Nolan.
Fans can sign up for updates on new episodes of The Soccer Show here.
Jeff Heckelman, 631-312-7327, [email protected]
About Just Women’s Sports Inc.
Established in 2020, Just Women’s Sports Inc. is a digital-first consumer media brand 100% dedicated to covering women’s sports. Through daily content including podcasts, newsletters, online content and social media, Just Women’s Sports brings you everything you need to see and know in the world of women’s sports. Find Just Women’s Sports online and on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.
About Ata Football
Ata Football facilitates access to the very best women’s football for fans, broadcasters, sponsors, publishers and influencers. Our broad partnerships with premium distributors, combined with unparalleled grassroots and elite player engagement, accelerate engagement and drive value for everyone connected with the game. Everything we do helps to create a virtuous cycle of investment and improvement that enables women’s football to shine its brightest – now and for generations of young female footballers to come. For more information, visit www.atafootball.com.
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