Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are among clubs that support their women’s teams during Covid-19
Chelsea, Manchester United, City and Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs that retain the support of their women’s teams … as Reading has to wind down its players in a cost-effective offer due to the Covid-19 pandemic
- The coronavirus pandemic has forced football clubs to cut costs
- On Monday, it was announced that Reading had kicked off his women players
- However, leading Premier League clubs have no intention of following the example of Reading
- The football association would also provide support
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The country’s leading clubs have reaffirmed their commitment to women’s football amid concerns over the impact of the corona virus crisis on the game.
On Monday, Reading became the first top club to leave its players, raising fears that the pandemic could lead to drastic measures in clubs suffering millions of losses.
Chelsea, both sides of Manchester, Tottenham and Liverpool have told it, however Sports email that they have no plans to follow suit, while the Football Association is believed to provide support.
Chelsea are among the Premier League clubs that will remain with their women’s team during the corona virus
Just like Manchester City – amid fears that many women’s teams would be taken off
Reading’s action, in fifth place when football was suspended, has raised fears that others will follow suit, while third-tier AFC Fylde was the first women’s team to split up earlier this week. Some Premier League clubs have already seen millions disappear and brace themselves for further heavy losses, and it was feared that women’s football could be vulnerable to cost-cutting measures.
Indeed, this month, the world players’ union, Fifpro, voiced concerns about women’s football, which they said posed “real risks.”
However, Chelsea has already stated that they will commit to continue their ‘current level of financial and other support’ to their women’s team and academy programs.
Both Manchester parties told this publication that they remain committed to their women’s teams and have no plans to renew, as have Birmingham and Bristol City, although the staff at Robin’s backroom have cut back to match their men’s team equivalents.
Tottenham and Everton sounded the same, as did Liverpool, who pointed out that their players and staff will continue to work full-time, following individual fitness programs prior to a return to play when deemed appropriate.
Arsenal says they are “currently not using the leave plan for personnel,” but added that they would “continue to assess and manage the financial consequences and risks of the pandemic to the best of their ability.”
Brighton CEO Paul Barber has already been aware of their commitment, but has also revealed that construction work on a women’s and girls’ hub was interrupted.
Several clubs in the Women’s Championship already have leave players.
The FA provides guidance on issues such as business rates, financing options and contractual matters.