The Spanish National Court sentences the Spanish Football Association (AFE) to pay compensation to the women’s football union (FUTPRO)

The National Court sentenced the Association of Spanish Football Players (“AFE”) to compensate the Spanish Women’s Football Union, FUTPRO, with 60,002 euros for establishing as a requirement, only for female players, the affiliation to access the End of Career Fund. They have thus violated the freedom of association and non-discrimination on the grounds of sex with respect to their male football players, who can access this financial aid without membership. The conduct of the majority union, AFE, is consequently declared null and void, with the <<immediate termination>> of the requirement and compensation in the amount of 60,002 euros. For its part, AFE will appeal the ruling and points out that there is no discrimination because more than one hundred female players benefit from such aid. It also adds that, “shortly”, FUTPRO will have a subsidy from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF”) to allocate to different services of its affiliates. FUTPRO thus celebrates the victory in court, pending an appeal by AFE, and consolidates the project of Amanda Gutiérrez and the professional players, which was born with the main objective of having a union specialized in women’s football, in order to “eliminate the injustices that currently exist””. Access news

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