January 18 According to official news from the Welsh Football Association, the Welsh Men’s and Women’s Football Association and the Football Association have reached a milestone
Significant agreement, male and female players will receive equal pay for equal work for the first time.
The new agreement covers matches leading up to and including the 2026 Men’s World Cup and the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
On Wednesday, the Welsh men’s and women’s football teams issued a joint statement in response to the Welsh Football Association’s announcement: “Whether it’s on or off the pitch, we all want Welsh football to be on the world stage. Together we are stronger and stronger as a nation.
The slogan of the team, this is our common goal.”
“So, we are now proud to announce that our national team’s men’s and women’s teams have jointly agreed an equal pay structure for future international competitions. We hope that boys and girls going forward will see equality in Welsh football, which is
Important for society as a whole. With this agreement in place, we will now look ahead to Euro Qualifiers between 2024 and 2025. Our aim is to see both men’s and women’s teams go further in the near future.
Noel Mooney, chief executive of the Welsh Football Association, expressed his satisfaction with the agreement, saying: “The Welsh Football Association is modern, progressive and seeks to improve every day. This is our journey towards becoming the greatest sporting organization in the world.
Another step forward, and we thank the men’s and women’s teams for their excellent cooperation in reaching this agreement.”
It is worth mentioning that since January 2020, England men’s and women’s football players have also received the same match fee when they represent their country, and the Irish Football Association also agreed a similar agreement in August 2021.