Australia's Women's Team Earns Soccer’s First Equal Pay Deal in the World

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The Australian women’s soccer team will now be paid equally to the male team after securing a landmark deal Wednesday.

For the first time ever, Australia’s soccer governing body, the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) and the players’ union, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), confirmed a new four-year deal that will close the pay disparity between Australia’s top women’s team, the Westfield Matildas, and the top men’s side, the Caltex Socceroos.

"The new agreement reflects football’s determination to address issues of gender equity in all facets of the game and build a sustainable financial model that rewards players as national team revenues increase,” the FFA and PFA announced in a shared media release.

The Matildas will now share an equal split of all commercial revenue with the Socceroos, receive the same level of coaching and admin support, and fly business class for international travel — a perk the men have long enjoyed.

The Matildas are the first top women’s soccer team ever to be guaranteed to earn the same as their male equivalents.

Извор: WUNRN - 13.11.2019