The Spanish Women’s Football Championship will be able to start this weekend for the first time under professional status after the signing of an agreement with the referees whose strike had led to the suspension of the first day on Saturday. In a press release published on Wednesday evening, the Liga F, name of the women’s championship, « announces that the refereeing body has finally accepted the League’s proposal. This will allow the resumption of professional women’s football competition this weekend« for the second day »after the shameful episode of the first day that should never have happened“, she adds.
The first day scheduled for last weekend had been suspended due to a strike by the referees, who depend on the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and demanded « obtaining working conditions close to those of the men’s first division« . The matches of this first day will have to be rescheduled. The League indicated in its press release that it had increased the level of remuneration of the main referees from 300 to 1,666 euros per match and that of the touch judges from 166 to 1,066 euros per match. According to the League, the referees and the RFEF demanded that the referees of a meeting be paid an overall of 21,000 euros per match, which would have represented a cost of 5 million euros per season.