House of Commons
GENDER GAP IN FOOTBALLERS' PAY
EDM #1624
Tabled 12 September 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with concern the ongoing huge disparities between the pay and financial support provided to male footballers, and the lack of funding for female footballers; believes that women's football is just as important as men's, and should be recompensed and financed appropriately; condemns the recent decision of Crystal Palace to ask its female reserve players to find their own sponsorship of £250 each, while offering male player Wilfried Zaha a salary of £130,000 per week; congratulates Zaha on his decision to offer a financial contribution towards the women's team, but believes that women's sports should not have to rely on charity from men who are paid many times more than women; warmly congratulates Lewes FC, which is the first and only UK club to pay its men's and women's teams equally and provide equal resources for training; and recognises and condemns the structural misogyny which views women's work as being worth less than that of men.