Match Preview: Dee Bradley On Watford Opener

Durham Women head to newly-promoted Watford on the opening day of the 2023/24 Barclays Women’s Championship season – and midfielder Dee Bradley is well aware that a tough test awaits.

The Blues will make the trip to Wealdstone FC on Sunday, August 27 (12pm kick-off) off the back of a promising pre-season campaign.

Reflecting on the mood in the camp ahead of the opening day, Bradley said: “The buzz around the camp is incredible.

“This week we’re really pushing. We’re looking fit and sharp and I think everyone is up for the challenge.”

But Watford, who won promotion from the FA Women’s National League last term, have themselves enjoyed a successful summer both on and off the field.

Some eye-catching pre-season wins have been accompanied by some eye-catching signings: the likes of Coral Haines and Harley Bennett bringing second tier experience, while a number of youngsters – including prolific Arsenal striker Michelle Agyemang – will need to be marshalled carefully.

And Durham midfielder Bradley knows it will be a tough opening day assignment.

“They always have been and will be a tough team to play against,” she said.

“Any team we play will be tough, but with it being the opening weekend everybody will be up for it.

“We need to do our bit and bring what we’ve done in pre-season – and more – on Sunday.”

You can watch the full pre-match interview with Dee Bradley below:

Watford v Durham – Match Details

  • Date: Sunday 27th August 2023
  • Kick-off: 12pm
  • Venue: Wealdstone FC

Watford v Durham – Ticket Details

Tickets for the game are on sale now at the following rates:

  • Adult – £7
  • 65 & Over – £4
  • 18 & Under – £4

These prices only apply if tickets are bought in advance of matchday.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE or by calling 01923 22302.

All seating is unreserved.

Tickets can also be purchased on the day at Wealdstone, but at the slightly increase rates listed below:

  • Adults – £8
  • 65 & Over – £6
  • 18 & Under – £4

Watford v Durham – How To Watch

The game will be able to watch on the FA Player from 12pm on Sunday 27th August.

Here’s how you can tune-in:


You can visit to watch the game.

Click ‘LIVE’ at the top just before the 12pm kick-off on Sunday, August 27 to access the stream.


Download the FA Player app, which is available for iPhone and Android, to watch the game.

Please note: You will need to register for a free FA Player account to watch the games.

If you’re watching from home, make sure you send us your photos on Twitter – @DurhamWFC!

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