A football club has become the first to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s.
Lewes FC, whose men’s side play in Isthmian League Division One South – the eighth tier of the English game – announced the unprecedented move as part of what they dubbed their ‘Equality FC’ campaign.
As well as pledging to equalise the five-figure budget of its men’s and women’s teams, Lewes said they would provide equal resource for coaching and other staff, upgrade equipment and facilities, and invest in local grassroots to drive participation by both boys and girls.
It most certainly could become common of course. Around the time when as many people watch the womens’ game (including, obviously, TV) as watch the mens’. I would suggest not holding your breath for that day.