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NWCI welcomes union agreement with FAI on issues of concern for women’s team

Published: Friday, April 07, 2017

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the agreement with the FAI on issues of concern for the Ireland women’s soccer team, and calls for increased investment across the board for women’s sport. 

Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said,
“NWCI welcomes the news that an agreement of all issues in dispute was reached by PFA Ireland and SIPTU, and the FAI. NWCI commend the courage and commitment of the national team players. Their decision to join a union, and their demand to be treated with the respect they deserve as professional athletes representing their country was a brave, much needed one. At a time where we are all working to get more young women and girls involved in sports, the Ireland women’s national team stepped forward as important role models.”
Orla O’Connor concluded,

“NWCI hope that increased investments in women’s sports will ensure the women’s team qualify for tournaments on a regular basis, and that media coverage of women athletes increases. Girls and young women need role models, particularly in sport. We hope that we will see increased invest in women’s sport across the board, and that this will have the knock on impact of promoting sport among young women and girls.”

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