Chelsea FC Women will star in a new documentary detailing life at one of the world’s top female football clubs.
Acclaimed production company Fulwell73 will go behind the scenes at Cobham and Kingsmeadow, filming Flying High across the course of the 2019/20 season with unprecedented access to the club and its people, chronicling Emma Hayes and her side as they begin the hunt to reclaim domestic silverware.
The series will unfold over eight, hour-long episodes and follow the players from the forthcoming Women’s World Cup through pre-season training and the highs of the lows of the campaign.
Guy Laurence, Chelsea Football Club chief executive, said: ‘We are delighted Fulwell73 approached us to make this documentary about Chelsea FC Women. We are extremely proud of the team and everything it has achieved in recent years, and look forward to showcasing the incredible talent and commitment of our players and staff to a worldwide audience.
‘This announcement comes at a hugely important time for female football with a hotly anticipated World Cup on the horizon, ahead of another exciting FA Women’s Super League season, which will no doubt be even more competitive than ever. Flying High will bring our legions of supporters, as well as many millions of women’s football fans, behind the scenes to see just what makes Chelsea FC Women the team it is.’
Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes added: ‘This is an exciting time for women’s football in this country and this documentary will further highlight the strides being made in the game and showcase the professional standards demanded for elite-level women’s football.
‘I know how hard my players and staff work, the sacrifices they make, and the desire they have to achieve their dreams, and by allowing cameras to capture our every move, others will get to appreciate it too.’
Fulwell73 is the company behind successful shows such as Class of ’92, Sunderland ‘Til I Die, I am Bolt and Carpool Karaoke, with the Blues the subject of their next documentary.
Leo Pearlman, partner at Fulwell73, said: ‘Women’s football is, rightly, gathering huge interest and support around the world and Chelsea FC Women is at the forefront of that surge in popularity and we hope this series captures that zeitgeist.
‘We are proud to be collaborating with Chelsea FC on this exciting series, which will give viewers never-before-seen access at one of the highest calibre women’s football clubs. While Flying High will be a fly-on-the wall observational documentary, audiences can expect a beautiful and cinematic series, doing justice to the powerful, human stories at the heart of the club.’
You will be able to keep up with all of Chelsea Women’s World Cup stars in France throughout the tournament on the club’s official website, app and social media channels.