The Westfield FFA Cup’s official broadcast partner FOX SPORTS has confirmed it will stream all non-broadcast matches from the Round of 32 onwards in 2015.
In a huge coup for fans of grassroots clubs, the announcement will see the 20 non broadcast matches streamed LIVE on the official FOX SPORTS website www.foxsports.com.au as well as on Apple TV via FOX SPORTS Now.
People can purchase a FOX SPORTS digital subscription to watch the streamed matches, or if they are a FOX SPORTS TV subscriber via Foxtel or digital subscriber through News Corp Masthead + the stream is available free through your existing login details.
FOX SPORTS’ four broadcast matches during the Round of 32 will also carry highlights and live crosses to the non-broadcast matches in a boost to fans of all 32 teams competing in the Westfield FFA Cup.
FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “The inaugural FFA Cup was a huge success. Australians fell in love with the magic of this truly national competition as the underdog grassroots clubs took on the big-hitting A-League teams.”
“This year we will take our coverage to new heights providing live streaming of all 20 matches not broadcast on FOX SPORTS, all with multi-camera coverage and full commentary.”
Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop lauded FOX SPORTS and its move to bring more Westfield FFA Cup matches into the lounge rooms of people across the country.
“This announcement is fantastic news for the thousands of football supporters across Australia who have embraced the Westfield FFA Cup as semi-professional and grassroots clubs get their chance to be seen on the national stage,” Gallop said.
“Now fans of grassroots clubs have the opportunity to watch their team LIVE online wherever they are playing, and this is sure to only enhance the exposure and coverage of this competition.”
Full replays will also be available online at the conclusion of matches.The Round of 32 begins this Wednesday 29 July 2015 with Palm Beach Sharks v South Melbourne LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505, while Broadmeadow Magic v Heidelberg United, Blacktown City v MetroStars, and Hume City v Brisbane Strikers will be available through the FOX SPORTS live stream.
FOX SPORTS streaming of Westfield FFA Cup 2015 matches
* FOX SPORTS will LIVE stream the 20 matches throughout the Westfield FFA Cup that are not broadcast on FOX SPORTS.
* The streams will be available on the official FOX SPORTS website www.foxsports.com.au and Apple TV via FOX SPORTS Now.
* The streams come free for all FOX SPORTS TV subscribers via FOXTEL or digital subscribers through News Corp Masthead + (Masthead+ are on: The Advertiser+, Daily Telegraph+, Herald Sun, Courier Mail+ & Herald Sun+).
* If fans don't hold either of these subscription passes they can purchase a FOX SPORTS digital subscription via foxsports.com.au which provides access to every non broadcast FFA Cup match.*
* Full replays will be available at the conclusion of matches.