Women’s World Cup: The Matildas And Boosting Female Football Participation
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is kicking off in Australia and New Zealand for the first time on July 20 and is expected to be the most-watched women’s football tournament to date.
Charlotte Grant and Tegan Micah are star players in the Matildas team and they join us on today’s Briefing to talk about what it means to participate in the tournament in their home country and the legacy it will have for women’s football in Australia.
This World Cup is targeted at increasing women’s participation in football and creating a more equal working environment for women already in the industry across Australia.
“We definitely want all that support. But think also just to watch the talent in the other girls’ games as well. To see how much the game is developing that can also, you know, inspire other people as well”
Just days out from the Cup, the Matildas have called out FIFA’s prizemoney gender gap in a video statement.
FIFA will still only offer women one quarter as much prize money as men for the same achievement.
The video delivered by the 23-member squad, from the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) union, highlighted what women’s football has achieved so far, but all the work that is still to come.
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