As we know, last year was a monumental one for women’s sport in the UK. 2017 saw England’s women claim their fourth Cricket World Cup as well as finish runners up in the Rugby World Cup. And it wasn’t just on the field where progress was made. A BBC study found that 83% of all sports now pay their athletes equally. But, in the biggest sport of them all, football, the gap in pay is bigger than ever.
The issue of equal pay in football is one which is extremely topical. As of October 7th 2017, Norway historically became the first nation to offer equal pay for both its men and women’s international football teams. And at club level, Lewes FC in Brighton, has become the first professional football team to pay its men and women the same.
Produced for BBC Radio 5 Live, ‘Equal pay for equal play: football’s fight for financial equality’ aims to find out what needs to happen to increase pay for women footballers and exactly how female players can ever be paid the same as male ones.
Learn more about the documentary:
- Immerse yourself in the blog, here– https://oliver-dyer.wixsite.com/equalpayforequalplay
- Listen to exclusive interviews from the world of women’s football
- Read more about football’s fight for financial equality
- Have your say on the issue, here