A group of nine vrouwenvoetbalclubs – six first graders (Anderlecht, Genk, Gent, Standard, OH Leuven and Heist) and three tweedeklassers (Aalst, Zulte Waregem and WS Woluwe) – has Monday, in a fiery press release the policy of the Royal Belgian football association (belgian football association) and Football Flanders sued. “Within the policy are the efforts, resources and ambitions is not totally in proportion to the rising popularity of women’s football. This puts a strong brake on the growing professionalisation of our sport”, sounds. The association of nine clubs put ten proposals in a row.
In the press release open to the clubs with the observation “that the belgian football association for the third year in a row, no consultation made with the clubs about the future of women’s football”. More importantly, they find “that there are no concrete plans are being formed to competitieformat (with only six teams in the Super League, ed.) to make it more attractive”.
“All financial resources go to the Red Flames”, go to the clubs further. “However, this is not the beating heart of our sport. That is at the clubs, where the growth of the number of members the future of the women’s assures.”
The nine teams then, with ten proposals for the problematic situation to improve. Main agenda items are:
* become a Super League, with eight or ten teams, and is embedded in a financial healthy mannenclubs
* attracting financial resources for communication and marketing around the new Super League
* re-orientation of the subsidies from regional authorities to the growing backlog with the European club football to limit
* it may have additional resources at its own discretion can be spent
* the inclusion of representatives in all advisory and decision-making bodies within football
* the elimination of the inequality between men and women concerning how to obtain a topsportstatuut