29 May 2023

The RFEF approves a family reconciliation plan with the captains of the Women's National Team during the World Cup

The Federation develops a plan that allocates an economic fund to help the travel of immediate family members and articulates measures for the players' mothers to share daily quality time with their children during the World Cup concentration.

The captains of the Spanish Women's National Team, Ivana Andrés, Irene Guerrero and Esther González have signed on behalf of all their teammates the agreement with the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, which establishes the family reconciliation measures that will govern the stay of the players in Australia and New Zealand. 

Specifically, the travel of the players' direct family members to accompany them during the championship will be favored and articulated, and players with children under two years of age will be able to have them nearby. 

The agreement, which was signed today but reached on May 16, has become a benchmark in the world of football, incorporating conciliation measures that follow the model of other national teams. The RFEF has made an extra effort in order to provide the best possible conditions for the players, and to find the best solutions for the players to receive the support of their closest circle during the championship.  

It should also be noted that the measures are part of the policy of equalizing the relative conditions between the men's and women's national teams, as was agreed with the captains of the national team for the last European Championship. 

Under the terms of the agreement, players who have children under 2 years of age will have the option for their partners/caregivers and children to be close to the player during the entire training camp in New Zealand and Australia, so that they can have enough time to reconcile the days of the training camp. 

On the other hand, the RFEF will provide the means for the players' immediate family members to travel to New Zealand and Australia during the tournament, including match days, so that they can share moments with them.