Neglect of player welfare is something women’s football must address fast | Suzanne Wrack

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Basics such as medical care and insurance are being left behind and players are paying with their careers in a growing game

When Crystal Palace forward Gemma Bryan took to social media last week out of exasperation at having been left “in limbo” by the club after she ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in April, it caused a wave of disgruntlement.

Because, while there has been a drive towards professionalism in the women’s game – with the FA, sponsors and increasing support of clubs for their women’s teams leading the charge – player welfare has been neglected. And that is not OK.

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Written by Suzanne Wrack
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/sep/17/player-welfare-womens-football-medical-care-insurance under the title “Neglect of player welfare is something women’s football must address fast | Suzanne Wrack”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.