The FA have made a statement following the Premier League’s announcement of financial support for women’s football ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
Kelly Simmons – The FA Director of the Women’s Professional Game:
“It is well documented that the football industry is going through a difficult period with the COVID-19 pandemic, and The FA has been transparent with our own challenges. We would like to thank the Premier League for its support in providing crucial funding that will allow us to align with their testing protocols when we come back for the 2020/2021 season. Player safety is our number one priority. Every time a player steps onto the field, we want them to feel that they are in a safe environment, and we will continue to work with government, clubs and football stakeholders to ensure that happens.”
In regard to comments made in the PL announcement about the future of the Barclays FA WSL and the potential for the Premier League running it, an FA spokesman said; ‘Our position has not changed. We remain in conversation with the Premier League, exploring the long-term feasibility of the Premier League running the WSL.’