DAZN TO BROADCAST FULWELL 73’S ERA-DEFINING CHELSEA F.C. WOMEN’S DOCUMENTARY SERIES, ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM
•DAZN acquires global rights to stream the series, excluding Asia-Pacific
•The first episode of the six-part series will land on DAZN and DAZN’s UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel on May 29 2022
•One Team, One Dream joins DAZN’s slate of acclaimed sports documentaries and series that will land on the streaming service this year
LONDON, 19 MAY 2022 – DAZN, the leading global sports streaming service, has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Asia-Pacific) to Fulwell 73’s latest sports documentary series One Team, One Dream, a behind-the-scenes look at Chelsea F.C. Women (CFCW), produced in partnership with Waffle Iron Entertainment.
Produced and directed by Alex Sunderland (The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds, 24 Hours in A&E ) and executive produced by Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner, the six-part series follows the fortunes of Chelsea F.C. Women, an extraordinary squad of players performing at the most prestigious levels of club and international football. For the first time, cameras have captured the extraordinary drama, passion, and pressure of life at the top of the fastest growing sport on the planet.
The series tells the tale of a remarkable period (2019-2021) when the team needed to regain their status at the top in a world where the doors are finally flung open for women football. Through the season we explore the highs and lows of an increasingly professional, commercialised and highly competitive game and all the added pressure those stakes bring. Featuring iconic manager Emma Hayes OBE, who oversaw the club’s rise to the top, Barclays FA Women’s Super League Player of the Season Bethany England, Ballon d’Or nominee Sam Kerr and prolific England striker Fran Kirby, the first episode of the series will land on DAZN and DAZN’s UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel on May 29.
Acquired via DAZN’s content distribution arm, DAZN Studios, One Team, One Dream will join DAZN’s slate of acclaimed sports documentaries and series that will land on the streaming service in 2022. It accompanies DAZN’s ‘World Cup Stories’ including Green Lions, a feature length documentary exploring the inspiring untold story of Cameroon’s 1990 World Cup heroes, Maradona: The Fall, an explosive look behind the scenes of one of the biggest controversies in World Cup history, and Ronnie, the ultimate redemption story of O Fenômeno.
Grant Best, DAZN’s EVP Global Commissioning and Original Content, said: “It has never been more important to increase visibility and access to the world of women’s sport, and telling the stories of its greatest athletes and coaches is one more way we can do that. Fulwell 73 is a world class content creator and we’re excited to bring One Team, One Dream to fans around the globe. This is just another example of how DAZN and DAZN Studios is working with leading talent in the TV industry to create a true sports entertainment platform.”
Leo Pearlman, partner at Fulwell 73, said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with DAZN Group and Waffle Iron Entertainment to bring One Team, One Dream to audiences around the world. This exciting era-defining series about Chelsea FC Women will give viewers a never-before-seen look at one of the highest calibre women’s football clubs in the world. But this series is about so much more than football. It shines a light on the powerful, human stories at the heart of the club, it’s about leadership at a pivotal time for women’s sport and how you win against all odds with a multinational team against the backdrop of a global pandemic.”
Guy Laurence, CEO of Chelsea Football Club, said: “We’ve always known how phenomenal our Women’s team are and how much hard work and commitment the players, Emma Hayes and the support team put in behind the scenes each and every day. One Team, One Dream now offers fans a fascinating opportunity to experience this for themselves and understand what it takes to become an elite women’s footballer here at Chelsea, playing in one of the best leagues in the world. We look forward to sharing these past experiences with our fans and take them on our journey with us.”
One Team, One Dream joins DAZN’s growing portfolio of international women’s sport programming, including UEFA Women’s Champions League, Frauen Bundesliga, WTA, and Yogibo WeLeague. DAZN is the global home of UEFA Women’s Champions League, streaming 11.1 million hours and counting across DAZN and DAZN’s UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel for the 2021-2022 season to date. DAZN’s record breaking coverage of the historic Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano fight on April 30, 2022 was the most watched female headlined boxing broadcast in history.
The partnership was negotiated by Range Media Partners on behalf of Fulwell 73 and Waffle Iron Entertainment.
ABOUT DAZN GROUP
DAZN Group is one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with employees in over 25 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports: from production, through to content distribution and commercialisation. DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the leading global sport destination, as well as the popular sport portal, DAZN News. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN provides affordable access on most connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs, and game consoles. DAZN is now live in more than 200 countries and territories after first launching in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Japan in 2016. Visit www.dazngroup.com for more information.
ABOUT FULWELL 73
Fulwell 73, set up in 2005 by lifelong friends Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner, strives to make top-quality television and film productions. In January 2017 James Corden joined as a fifth full partner and in 2021 launched Fulwell North, a new regional office in North East England. The company first came to the public’s attention in 2007 with the release of its debut feature In the Hands of the Gods (Lionsgate). Since then, Fulwell 73’s theatrical film releases include The Class of 92 (Universal Pictures); the huge box office hit One Direction 3D: This is Us (Sony/Columbia), I Am Bolt (Universal) and 2021’s Cinderella (Amazon Prime Video) starring Camila Cabello as well as feature documentaries Hitsville: The Making of Motown (Showtime) and Busby (Altitude). Recent television productions include Super Greed: The Fight for Football (Sky Documentaries), An Audience with Adele (ITV) and Adele: One Night Only (CBS), All or Nothing: Juventus (Amazon Prime Video), Among the Stars (Disney+), Friends: The Reunion (HBO Max), Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Netflix), Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros: Live (BBC), Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation (BBC), hit documentary Bros: After the Screaming Stops (BBC), Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV), Auschwitz Untold: In Colour (Channel 4) and the hit Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special (BBC One). It is also the producer of multi-Emmy and Critics Choice award winning, The Late Late Show with James Corden, with CBS Television Studios, produced the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards this year and the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021. For more information, please visit www.fulwell73.com
ABOUT CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB
Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs and reigning champions of Europe after winning the UEFA Champions League for a second time in 2021 with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Porto. It was followed by a first-ever world title in February 2022 when Chelsea beat Brazilian side Palmeiras 2-1 in the FIFA Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi.
Founded in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 41,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium. Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, the club lifted the Champions League for the first time in 2012 and has also won the Premier League five times, the FA Cup eight times, the Football League Cup five times, the UEFA Europa League twice, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup twice and the Football League Championship once, in 1955.
The 2021 Champions League and Super Cup triumphs saw Chelsea become the first club to win all four major UEFA club competitions twice following our earlier successes in those two competitions as well as the Europa League and Cup Winners’ Cup.
In addition to possessing some of the world’s most recognisable players, Chelsea has also invested in its future with a state-of-the-art Academy and training centre in Cobham, Surrey. Since its opening in 2007, the club has won seven FA Youth Cups, back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles in 2015 and 2016, and U18 Premier League national championships in 2017 and 2018.
The Chelsea FC Women’s team has also enjoyed plenty of success and completed a clean sweep of domestic honours in 2021 by winning the FA Women’s Super League for the fourth time, the FA Women’s League Cup for the second time and Women’s FA Cup for the third time as well as reaching the UEFA Women’s Champions League final. The squads most recent celebrations took place this month with Chelsea Women achieving the double, taking home the WSL title for the third time in a row and the FA Cup for the second consecutive year.
The Chelsea Foundation also boasts one of the most extensive community initiatives in sport, helping to improve the lives of children and young people all over the world.