Government supports calls for review of women’s game and revamp, championed by Karen Carney

The push for increased standards in women’s football has received a significant boost as the government throws its support behind former Lioness Karen Carney’s recommendations. Carney’s review, which includes proposals for fully professional divisions and improved mental healthcare support for players, has been welcomed by the government following their historic win at the European Championship. With the backing of the government, Carney hopes to see increased investment and support for the transformation of domestic women’s football, while the PFA and Kick it Out have also welcomed the measures proposed in her review.

Government back Karen Carney’s call for standards to be increased in women’s football top two tiers. The former Lioness has recommended making both divisions fully professional and introducing a weekend broadcast slot for the game. These recommendations were included in a report produced as part of a major independent review into the future of the women’s domestic game. The government’s support comes after the FA announced an independent body will run the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship from next season. The review also calls for funding for full union representation for players, and “gold standard” physical and mental health support provision. The Professional Footballers’ Association and anti-racism organization Kick it Out have welcomed the measures. PFA insists making women’s football professional should also reflect in the treatment and support of players by their clubs and leagues.

jamal hejaze

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