For eight seasons the W-League players have balanced the life of semi professional players with little fanfare or complaint.
However in 2016, the players decided to take a stand and look for improved pay and conditions for current and future players.
— Kim Carroll (@kimcarroll3) March 19, 2016
Working with Professional Footballers Australia, the W-League have banded together to work towards:
>> Minimum pay
>> Minimum medical standards
>> Better training facilities
>> Better travel procedures
— Amy Harrison (@amy_harrison7) April 6, 2016
The move from the players comes at a time when other sporting competitions are increasing their investment or creating new women’s leagues.
With a more competitive landscape, making the W-League an attractive choice is not just key for the league but also for the continued success of the Matildas with so many players cutting their teeth in the W-League.