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The FA at loggerheads with Women’s Super League clubs over transfer fees for U18 players<!-- wp:html --><div></div> <div> <h2>The FA at odds with top women’s Super League clubs after resisting calls to introduce transfer fees for players under 18</h2> <p><strong>Players under the age of 18 can switch clubs in the WSL without compensation</strong><br /> <strong>Clubs have argued against the FA that not providing compensation is discriminatory</strong><br /> <strong>Setup plays into the hands of larger clubs, which suck up the best young talent </strong></p> <p class="author-section byline-plain">By Matt Hughes for The Daily Mail </p> <p class="byline-section"><span class="article-timestamp article-timestamp-published"> <span class="article-timestamp-label">Published:</span> 22:30, 12 July 2022 </span> † <span class="article-timestamp article-timestamp-updated"> <span class="article-timestamp-label">Updated:</span> 23:47, July 12, 2022 </span> </p> <p> <!-- ad: https://mads.dailymail.co.uk/v8/gb/sport/sportsnews/article/other/para_top.html --> <!-- CWV --><!--[if !IE]>>--> <!-- <!--[if IE]>--></p> <p> <!--[if !IE]>>--> <!--<!--[if IE]>--></p> <p> <!--[if !IE]>>--> <!-- <!--[if IE 8]>--></p> <p> <!--[if IE 9]>--></p> <p> <!--[if IE]>--></p> <p> <!--[if !IE]> --> <!--</p> <p> <!-- SiteCatalyst code version: H.20.3. Copyright 1997-2009 Omniture, Inc. More info available at http://www.omniture.com --> </p> <p> <!-- End SiteCatalyst code version: H.20.3. --> <!--[if IE]>--></p> <p> <!--[if !IE]> --> <!--<!--[if IE]>--></p> <p> <!--[if !IE]> --> </p> <p> <!-- <!-- CWV --></p> <div> <p class="mol-para-with-font">The FA is at odds with leading clubs over their efforts to professionalize the women’s game, with the governing body resisting calls to introduce transfer fees for players under the age of 18.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font"><span class="mol-style-italic">sports post </span>has been informed that a number of Women’s Super League clubs have been lobbying the FA for over two years to tackle the problem of players making free transfers before the age of 18, which they believe is hindering the development of future stars.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Female players can move before signing their first professional contract at 18 without their club receiving any compensation. This is in contrast to the men’s game in which FIFA has drawn up a detailed compensation system.</p> <div class="artSplitter mol-img-group"> <div class="mol-img"> <div class="image-wrap"> </div> </div> <p class="imageCaption">Chelsea and Manchester City have sucked up the best young talent</p> </div> <p class="mol-para-with-font">A number of WSL clubs have argued to the FA that not providing compensation is discriminatory and provides little incentive for clubs to produce their own players.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">The set-up plays into the hands of bigger clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, which suck up the best young talent. The FA has acknowledged the clubs’ grievances but has said nothing is likely to change over the next two years.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">There is internal bickering within the women’s game. Sportsmail revealed last week that the FA has rejected a £150m offer from a US private equity firm to buy into the WSL, a proposal that has been supported by several clubs and is likely to be reviewed.</p> </div> <p> <!-- ad: https://mads.dailymail.co.uk/v8/gb/sport/sportsnews/article/other/inread_player.html --></p> <div class="column-content cleared"> <div class="shareArticles"> <h3 class="social-links-title">Share or comment on this article: </h3> </div> </div> </div><!-- /wp:html -->

The FA at odds with top women’s Super League clubs after resisting calls to introduce transfer fees for players under 18

Players under the age of 18 can switch clubs in the WSL without compensation
Clubs have argued against the FA that not providing compensation is discriminatory
Setup plays into the hands of larger clubs, which suck up the best young talent

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The FA is at odds with leading clubs over their efforts to professionalize the women’s game, with the governing body resisting calls to introduce transfer fees for players under the age of 18.

sports post has been informed that a number of Women’s Super League clubs have been lobbying the FA for over two years to tackle the problem of players making free transfers before the age of 18, which they believe is hindering the development of future stars.

Female players can move before signing their first professional contract at 18 without their club receiving any compensation. This is in contrast to the men’s game in which FIFA has drawn up a detailed compensation system.

Chelsea and Manchester City have sucked up the best young talent

A number of WSL clubs have argued to the FA that not providing compensation is discriminatory and provides little incentive for clubs to produce their own players.

The set-up plays into the hands of bigger clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, which suck up the best young talent. The FA has acknowledged the clubs’ grievances but has said nothing is likely to change over the next two years.

There is internal bickering within the women’s game. Sportsmail revealed last week that the FA has rejected a £150m offer from a US private equity firm to buy into the WSL, a proposal that has been supported by several clubs and is likely to be reviewed.

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