The Association of Women’s Clubs representing 12 clubs in the category has made a statement this Saturday where supports the actions that the players before the situation regarding the Statutes and after the announcement last Tuesday.
“The ACFF and its Clubs join and support any claim action that was to be carried out by the footballers during this and the next few days due to the situation of blockage in which the process of constitution of the Women’s Professional League is found, and that has lasted 5 months since the competition was officially classified as professional by the Board of Directors of the CSD. “
The Association insists that the reason of the blockage in the drafting or consensus in the Statutes it’s not your problem: “In this regard, it is important to remember that the reason for the blockade It is NOT the lack of agreement between the Clubs, since such agreement has YES existed. During the month of July, the 16 Clubs held various meetings to debate the statutes, in which everyone could contribute their proposals and present and debate the different points of view. Among all the proposals presented, there was one that had a very majority support of 12 of the 16 Clubs (a majority that would not be questionable in any other area of our society), which is why it was formally presented to the CSD “.
Even so, they are open to collect in the text the approaches of the rest of the clubs: “However, even despite the existence of the aforementioned majority agreement, the 12 Clubs that presented the majority bylaws proposal, in a new exercise of responsibility, and given the importance of unblocking the process and constituting the Professional League as soon as possible, are willing to incorporate minority approaches into the text for the good of the Women’s Professional League We understand that the step taken by the majority of the Clubs, incorporating the positions of the minority group, should be more than definitive in order to advance in the process, resulting in a text that, despite not containing all the aspects defended by both parties, does respect the main sensitivities of each other. “
Finally, the statement expresses its rejection before the sanctions imposed yesterday by the Single Competition Judge. Especially the three-point retreat to Levante, Real Sociedad and Villarreal: “Finally, this Association wants to show its most energetic rejection of the sanctions suffered by a group of Clubs, and especially Levante UD, Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF, in what is a new act of abuse and persecution exercised by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, a decision absolutely unfair, contrary to the law and that supposes a unprecedented direct attack on women’s football, against the soccer players, against the technicians and against the Clubs “.
Reminds the RFEF that “must respect current legislation and, very especially, its own General Regulations, which take precedence over any norm or competition basis. The RFEF must assume once and for all that the First Division of Women’s Soccer is, since last June 15, an official competition of a professional nature, and that its role during the process of constitution of the professional league is limited to assuming on a provisional and limited basis certain management and coordination aspects of the competition. But, above all, the RFEF must stop hampering the growth of women’s football, of applying a policy of persecution and punishment to anyone who does not agree with their interests, and of trampling women’s football and footballers “; and he ends up announcing that he will go where he has to go to defend the interests of the clubs: “It will defend the footballers and Clubs before all instances and will purify the responsibilities of all those who have participated in this act of abuse.”