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Australian female footballers get historic pay deal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Canberra, Sep 11: Female professiol footballers in Australia's W-League are set to benefit from a considerable pay rise, it was announced on Monday.

Football Federation Australia (FFA), the W-League and Professiol Footballers Australia (PFA) on Monday announced the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which will see every W-League player earn a minimum of 10,000 AU dollars (US $8,000) in the upcoming 2017-18 season. The two-year deal marks a considerable step-up from two seasons ago when there was no minimum salary in the league.

The amount of money being spent by W-League clubs will more than triple under the new CBA with the base payments of each club rising from 40,000 U.S. dollars per season to 145,000 U.S. dollars per season.

Minimum W-League spend will also rise from 362,000 U.S. dollars per season to 1.3 million U.S. dollars. IANS

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