The PFA’s objectives in negotiating this agreement were:
· contracted positions for 23 players at appropriate wages, with a view to creating a minimum of 23 full-time professional jobs in Australia for elite women footballers;
· recognition that National Team remuneration is an important and sometimes the sole football income for Matildas players; and
· where terms and conditions are not dependent on team revenues, the same contract terms as Socceroos.
The key points are:
· Term from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013.
· A minimum of 23 contracted players. These are still at semi-professional wages, with the PFA hopeful of achieving fill-time professionalism in the next round of bargaining.
· First time that any Matildas will be guaranteed one year contracts:
o at least 16 players will receive one-year guarantees; and
o players in the lowest pay tier may be guaranteed six-month contracts.
· Tiers amended to provide a minimum of 8 players in Tier 1, a minimum of 16 players across Tiers 1 and 2; and a maximum of 7 players in Tier 3 so that a player may move between Tiers 1 and 2 without requiring the promotion of a Tier 3 player to Tier 2.
· Minimums in the three tiers to increase by CPI in each 1 January of the agreement, starting from:
o Tier 1 $30,810.00
o Tier 2 $21,567.00
o Tier 3 $12,324.00
· 6. Match fees for official tournaments amended to include fees for quarter-finals:
o $500 group match;
o $600 quarter final;
o $750 semi-final and 3v4 match;
o $1,000 finals match.
· Players who participate in the Olympic qualifying tournament will receive a flat fee of $2,000.
· Players will continue to receive 50% of FFA Sponsor bonuses and also 30% of prize money.
· A licensing program has been introduced with the same percentage distribution as Socceroos.
· The Employer Recognition Program, which honours employers who have made it possible for players to work and train, will continue.
· Standard provisions such as those regarding discipline, scheduling and conduct will be the same as for the Socceroos.
· New game development and commercial provisions, which are similar to those of the Socceroos, but include Westfield as an additional partner.
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