Following the release in April of our COVID-19: Implications for Professional Women’s Football, we have continued to compile data on the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.
Now, we provide the perspectives of our affiliated player unions on the unfolding impacts of COVID-19 on female players and women’s football. Reduced salaries, shortened contracts, poor communication, and more, are compounding the already precarious football careers of many female players worldwide.
As stakeholders across the international football community, we must focus our efforts on addressing how such circumstances are affecting players’ livelihoods and impacting their physical and mental wellbeing. Setting global employment standards and protecting the rights and wellbeing of female football players is more urgent than ever.