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Sport Matildas set to receive equal pay in historic deal

00:55  05 november  2019
00:55  05 november  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Hayley Raso, Alanna Kennedy, Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Kyah Simon posing for a photo: The Matildas are one of the most popular national teams in Australian sport© Supplied The Matildas are one of the most popular national teams in Australian sport The Matildas are reportedly set to be the first women's football team in the world to receive equal pay as their male counterparts in a new FFA deal.

According to the Daily Telegraph, terms have been agreed to between the Professional Footballers Association and Football Federation Australia, with the deal to be backdated to July 1 and made official by the end of this week.

That means it could be in effect in time for the Matildas' next international match on Saturday at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, against Chile.

The Australian women's and men's football team will reportedly share 40 percent of their combined commercial revenue and 40 percent of their total prizemoney earned.

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With the return for players split equally between the men and women, it is a historic agreement not just for Australian sport, but internationally, with no other sports team in the world under a deal like it.

The amount each team earns still has a huge disparity, with the men receiving a lot more for the tournaments they play and with each player paid differently to the women for national team appearances, but the reported deal will ensure equal pay by fairly splitting their combined earnings.

It's estimated that regular Matildas players earn $130,000 a year, which although is an above-average salary compared to the majority of the Australian workforce, it's pale in comparison to the millions made by male players. Most of the Matildas also juggle playing two domestic seasons a year - in Australia's W-League and abroad in the US and in Europe.

Earlier this year the PFA was pushing for equal prizemoney at each of FIFA's World Cup tournaments, with the men's event competing for a total of $US400 million, a far cry from the $US30 million on offer in the women's competition.

This year the W-League also announced a pay increase with minimum wages increasing to $16,344, up 33 percent. The move reflected the PFA and FFA's commitment to the principle of a "same base hourly rate for same base work", that sees W-League and A-League players paid the same minimum remuneration based on an hourly rate.

Matildas down Chile 1-0 in soccer friendly .
The Matildas have defeated Chile 1-0 in Tuesday night's women's soccer international friendly in Adelaide.Kerr blew a penalty, had shots saved and hit a cross-bar - but set-up teammate Gielnik's goal as the Matildas set another crowd record.

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