The Women’s FA Cup could be set to see a 10-fold increase in prize money, according to reports.
The Guardian reports that directors of football are preparing to reveal details of the competition’s cash boost believed to be more than £2.5m.
The move comes after the FA pledged to offer a significantly increased bonus.
And it follows a campaign led by activists supporting the group Women’s Fans, who have staged protests at the games.
Their supporters led chants of ‘No if no, no but, we want an equal FA Cup in the 4th round clashes of the league this term.
The imbalance in prize money for men’s and women’s competition has been a controversial topic in recent seasons.
The men’s cup-winning team earned £1.8 million while the women’s cup-winning team received £25,000.
While the winning teams of the women’s fifth round clashes taking place in February received £3,000, the men’s teams winning at the same stage were awarded £180,000.
Some WSL bosses have ignored calls to raise cash for the women’s competition.
Emma Hayes, Carla Ward, Rehanne Skinner and Hope Powell were among the managers who backed the boost following criticism of the bounty wormhole.
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In January, Brighton director Hope Powell, 55, said: “Given what the game is offering, the attention it is receiving as well as the players and all that they do to be professional. game, everyone is striving for it.
“There’s an appetite for it given the position of the women’s game at the moment, given its fan base at the final (last year) at Wembley and the (crowd) number (over 40,000) That game took command.”
Tottenham manager Skinner, 42, added: “Everyone is working incredibly hard to develop the women’s game.
“That has to be reflected in the amount of bonuses and how the clubs are supported in terms of the level of achievement.
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