The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed that the men’s team have taken a 25% pay cut to ensure women are paid equally for representing their country in international fixtures.
A joint statement from Rob Page and Gemma Grainger stated that ‘Together Stronger has been the mantra across the Cymru national teams for us all, both on and off the pitch as we look to put Wales on the world stage’.
Gemma Grainger, who recently signed a new deal that ties her into the Women’s Head Coach role until 2027, added that she was ‘really happy about the equal pay, it is about equality’. The equal pay deal expires in 2027, coinciding with the end of her contract.
The FAW had been in talks for over a year without reaching an agreement, but the deal has been expedited as of late after every member of Rob Page’s side agreed to take a pay cut to fund the move.
The FAW is a modern, progressive movement that seeks to improve each day. This is another step towards becoming one of the world’s great sports organisations and we thank both the Men’s and Women’s squads for their brilliant co-operation in getting this agreed.Noel Mooney, CEO of the Football Association of Wales