The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) this Friday increased its offer for the Elite Program, valued by the Association of Women's Soccer Clubs as a possible way of financing for the conditions negotiated with the unions for the signing of the collective agreement, although the employer informed yesterday that it found the viability through a new agreement with Mediapro.
A few hours after the Association of Women's Soccer Clubs announced this agreement with the operator, which would already unlock the signing of the collective agreement, the Royal Spanish Football Federation made through its general secretary, Andreu Camps, a new offer To the clubs.
At an event held in the City of Soccer of Las Rozas, accompanied by Vice President Elvira Andrés and the women's soccer director Iñaki Mikeo, the Secretary General presented “Three new proposals” to contribute to the signing of the agreement of women's football agreed between the employers and unions AFE and Futbolistas On.
“Offers always go through maintain a minimum salary of 20,000 euros for the players of Primera Iberdrola with funding from the Federation, and for raise the money that is given to clubs integrated into the Elite Program, 500,000 to 600,000 euros per year in the case of the First Iberdrola, and 100,000 to 120,000 in the case of the Iberdrola Challenge, ”said Andreu Camps.
In matter audiovisual, the proposal contemplates “Every options”. That is, “to share rights, to assign them in full for joint marketing, or not to assign any audiovisual rights,” said Camps.
The proposals contemplate “all possible scenarios for an agreement to be reached”, underlines the Federation
“They are absolutely all possible scenarios for an agreement to be reached, because the important thing is the players, something that the new RFEF has had very clear in its bet from the first minute for women's football, ”said the RFEF general secretary.
Camps also remarked that the RFEF invests “22.6 million euros in women's football”And that for the Elite Program they allocate a budget of 13,400,000 euros, under three new proposals.
In the first one, the RFEF requires that each player of the clubs attached to it have “A minimum salary of 20,000 euros”, a hundred percent dedication and a contract of a minimum duration of one year.
This “no” proposal has any condition on the rights of TV, according to the federative version.
“According to the second proposal, supposes a increase in money contributed to clubs Enroll in the Elite Program. Thus, the federation will pay each club 600,000 euros a year in the case of Primera and 120,000 in the case of Challenge, which means 2.2 million euros more than what existed until now. In this option, clubs do would yield audiovisual rights and the federation would take out a contest for them. As for the players, the conditions established in the first proposal, that is, minimum salary of 20,000 euros for the First and contract of at least one year; minimum of 6 Challenge players with a minimum of 12,000 euros and a 3-year collective agreement, ”said the RFEF.
The third and last proposal also set 600,000 euros a year to First clubs and 100,000 to those of Challenge within the Elite Program, with the possibility of rising to 120,000 if they are integrated into the collective agreement. In this case each club would continue with its operators, respecting the agreements adopted in the Work Commission in which the clubs are, together with the RFEF and the operator. And the agreement must contemplate raising the minimum wage to 20,000 euros for First and 12,000 players for at least 6 Challenge.
The players had put on the table the possibility of calling a new strike
These are the three new proposals that the RFEF puts on the table, as a contribution to the signing of the collective agreement.
The Association of Women's Soccer Clubs, meanwhile, reported yesterday, Thursday, that it got “the viability“I needed through an agreement with Mediapro, which must be ratified on Monday by its board.
In the absence of understanding, the AFE put on the table the possibility of a new women's soccer strike as a measure of pressure to close an agreement that already caused, last November, the stop of La Liga Iberdrola