The Premier League has provided English women’s soccer £1m to help empower the 2020-21 period to begin, main executive Richard Masters has told MPs.
That investment could help insure coronavirus testing prices at the very top end of the match.
Masters additionally advised the Department of Culture, Media and Sport select committee he’d prefer that the Premier League to take over the running of their Women’s Super League.
But he explained “now isn’t the right time”.
The 2019-20 Women’s Super League and Championship seasons, stopped in March, were finished formally on 25 May due to this coronavirus pandemic, together with Chelsea announced WSL champions to a points-per-game foundation.
Kelly Simmons, that the Football Association’s manager of the women’s professional sport, has since signaled there’s a goal to begin the new period in September, although no dates have been announced.
For health and security reasons, analyzing players for coronavirus is essential to obtaining the WSL and Championship up and running . No additional funds for coronavirus testing has been available to permit those contests to expand and complete the 2019-20 campaign.
Masters stated:”What we have managed to do about the women’s game would be to assist them to the tune of about £1m to help get their testing programme ready to go.
“We’ve lately made that financing gesture into them and that I think on that basis they can begin their own 2021 season.”
The Football Association conducts the women’s match in England however Masters stated there were talks about the Premier League carrying over.
He stated:”Over the last year, we have had plenty of conversation with the FA and also our very own clubs concerning the Premier League, at a certain stage later on, assuming accountability for the professional game.
“We decided collectively, that’s the FA and the Premier League and the WSL and Women’s Championship boards, that now isn’t the right time but we will return to that topic at some point in the near future.”
The FA declared on Monday it had been making extensive reductions to pay losses of approximately £300m brought on by the pandemic.
“We want the women’s game to be successful, which is why we are helping them and why we’ve engaged in those discussions with the FA about resuming responsibility for it,” Masters added.
“From a private standpoint, it’s something I’d love to do in the long run with this particular organisation – being not only accountable for top of this pyramid concerning the men’s match but the women’s match.
“Those two items would work hand in hand really well, and might inspire a generation of young female footballers to become involved with the match.”