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Equal pay agreement reached for Cymru men’s and women’s teams

18 Jan 2023 2 minute read
Wales’ Jess Fishlock (right) celebrates scoring. Picture by Bradley Collyer / PA Wire

The Football Association of Wales has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Cymru Men’s and Women’s National Teams to achieve equal pay.

The new agreement covers the period up to and including the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Cymru National Men’s and Women’s teams have released a joint statement in response to the announcement:

“Together Stronger has been the mantra across the Cymru National Teams for us all, both on and off the pitch as we look to put Wales on the world stage.

“As part of the FAW’s strive towards equality, we are now proud to announce that together, our Men’s and Women’s teams have agreed to an equal pay structure for future international matches.

“We hope that this will allow future generations of boys and girls to see that there is equality across Welsh International football, which is important for society as a whole.

“With this agreement in place, we will now look ahead to the UEFA EURO 2024 and 2025 qualifying campaigns, as we aim to see further success across both our senior teams in the near future.”

The FAW added that the agreement is significant as it also sends out an important message to the players of the future, in that anyone who represents Cymru in the senior squads are pulling on the same shirt and are representing the same team from an equal footing.

FAW CEO, Noel Mooney was very pleased with the agreement and commented: “The FAW is a modern, progressive movement that seeks to improve each day. This is another step towards becoming one of the world’s great sports organisations and we thank both the Men’s and Women’s squads for their brilliant co-operation in getting this agreed.”

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Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 year ago

This is brilliant news – the FAW making us all proud once again!

1 year ago

This will ruin Welsh football, Sport is unique in the fact that you earn what you bring in. And I’m sorry to tell you all, Women’s football isn’t anywhere near good enough to bring in the same numbers as Men’s football. Unlike England who can afford this, Welsh football will be run into the ground thanks to this. Just add it to the list of subjects in which is sacrificed on the alter of false equality. A percentage of their pay will be being brought in by the men! It’s utterly ridiculous.

Last edited 1 year ago by Riki
Ivor Schilling
Ivor Schilling
1 year ago
Reply to  Riki

Youre right in what you say. This same principle applies to so many other areas of life, where the quest for equality now eclipses competence and results. It is the slow smiling death of the western world.

Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
1 year ago

This is great news, Cymru showing our true colours of equality and diversity.

As an aside I’ve never really understood why people would be paid to play for Cymru. I understand that people should be paid expenses and should not lose out financially for participate in training camps etc. Y Wal Goch travel in large numbers all over the world to support Cymru (they are not paid or receive expenses). Another thing I didn’t understand was the large bonuses Cymru footballers received for progressing to the semi-finals of EURO 2016.

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