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Burt
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28 Mar 2019 11:27
Ta. Probably rumour and speculation but I've been told that a certain league 2 club with a women's team receive £50k of FA cash for having the team on their books.

Just interested to ascertain whether or not it's true.
MoB
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28 Mar 2019 11:43
i honestly don't think it would be of interest to the FA to do it, what would they gain from having a league two side have a womens team? It's no like the WFPL would want another small team trying to get access to the league either. What team is it?
Burt
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28 Mar 2019 13:50
The promotion of women's football is constantly high on the FA's agenda and there's bound to be some sort of budget allocated to the game; an injection of cash to enable the set-up of a women's team would tick a lot of boxes from their perspective I guess.
MoB
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28 Mar 2019 14:39
Burt wrote: The promotion of women's football is constantly high on the FA's agenda and there's bound to be some sort of budget allocated to the game; an injection of cash to enable the set-up of a women's team would tick a lot of boxes from their perspective I guess.

related? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47640276
Burt
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28 Mar 2019 14:46
Nope, pure coincidence but…
BBC Sport wrote: The Football Association is understood to have provided a scheduled payment to Yeovil earlier than planned, helping the club complete the current campaign.
'…scheduled payment…'?
MoB
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28 Mar 2019 15:05
Burt wrote: Nope, pure coincidence but…
BBC Sport wrote: The Football Association is understood to have provided a scheduled payment to Yeovil earlier than planned, helping the club complete the current campaign.
'…scheduled payment…'?

Yeah but i think that's just a normal subsidiary payment direct to the 'womens' club though rather than through the means club as an incentive to have a womens team.