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Birmingham committed to their women’s club after complaints

Mon 12 April 2021 | 5:17

Birmingham emphasize that they are committed to their women’s club after their team members complained about the board.

The Football Association has started an investigation after

City

’s team sent a letter to the Women’s Super League club’s hierarchy stating a lack of support for them compared to that given to the men’s team.

The complaints were mostly about players earning less than what they should, injured players are attended to with delays, a lack of access to the training-ground gym and changing rooms, and travel arrangements for away matches.

“We are keen to emphasize that the club remains committed to providing support for our women’s team."

the club replied in a statement.

“We will further the conversation internally in a bid to address players’ concerns, the details of which, will remain private.”

Head coach,

Carla Ward

remarked:

“This week we have held positive discussions with the board relating to the concerns raised by the players.

“It was never the intention of the players for the letter to be made public and many of the points were misrepresented.

“We are now approaching a vital stage of the season and will focus all our efforts on winning as many games as possible to keep the club in the BFAWSL.”

This concern was raised at England’s press conference before the Lionesses’ friendly over France on Friday.

Ex-Birmingham player, Ellen White added:

“Well, it’s not OK, is it? For a club of Birmingham’s stature, to be playing in the WSL, it’s not OK for players to be experiencing what they are.

“I was at Birmingham for a couple of years, and I’ve got friends there. I think it’s important that it’s been brought to attention, and something needs to be done, especially with them having been in the WSL from pretty much the start. It’s not OK to be happening."

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