The female footballers of the Scottish team have concluded an agreement with their federation (SFA) on equal treatment, particularly salary, compared to their male counterparts, thus putting an end to their legal action on Thursday.
The players demanded parity with men in terms of remuneration but also in everything relating to training conditions, travel, care and nutrition.
“No one wanted to engage in litigation and positive discussions took place with mutual respect,” Scotland captain Rachel Corsie said in a statement. “We are proud to have (obtained) parity, not only for the current generation but especially for future generations,” she rejoiced.
Scotland failed to qualify for the 2023 World Cup, which took place last month in Oceania, nor for the Euro which took place last year. “We must now look to the future with a common goal: to return to major tournaments,” insisted SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell. “Working together to achieve success on the ground will encourage broadcasters and rights holders to do more to close the gaps, helping to remove obstacles on the path to equality,” he added.
Last year, the United States women's team, after a complaint against the American Football Federation for salary discrimination, reached an agreement allowing equal salary treatment in selections.