English football club Lewes FC commits to pay male, female players equally

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission The club launched a campaign, Equality FC, with a video stating, “How do you tell your daughter that even if she shows the same skills, the same commitment, trains just as hard and cares just as much, she’s always going to be valued less than her little brother?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’According to The Guardian, the club’s director Jacquie Agnew said, “By committing to paying our women’s and men’s teams equally, and providing equal resource for coaching, training and facilities, we hope to spark a change across the U.K. that will help put an end to the excuses for why such a deep pay disparity has persisted in our sport.”“Together with our owners, donors and sponsors, Lewes FC can show that equal pay can be implemented to the benefit of both women and men in sport and beyond,” she said in the report. #KicksStalker: Lonzo Ball swaps his ZO2s for a pair of Kobes Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES MOST READ Image: Facebook/@LewesFCLewes FC, a semi-professional football club based in England, announced that it would pay both its men’s and women’s teams equally.The East Sussex club hopes to bridge the disparity that women face in sports by providing the same budget, equipment and facilities to both sides.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Women’s first-team manager John Donoghue said, “This sends a powerful signal to not only our players and our club, but to the whole U.K. football community that women’s football deserves an equal voice and support to men’s.”Lewes FC’s women’s team plays in the third level of the Football Association, the Premier League Southern Division.In the men’s English football league, the men’s team plays in the eighth level, the Isthmian League Division One South. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Women accuse US soccer federation of wage discriminationADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer PH women’s football team qualifies for Asian CupIncome inequality between Filipino women and men remains—WB studySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known companies is looking for dozens of bus drivers to fill dream jobs in Australia. Swilly Drive, in Letterkenny, has been asked by the Ventura Bus Company to locate Irish drivers for positions in their huge fleet Down Under.Interviews for the $60,000 Aus (€48,000) jobs, which will also include a visa to Down Under, begin in the coming weeks. Swilly Group spokesman Damien Kerin said it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many drivers to make a fresh start with their families.“We tendered for the contract and we were lucky enough to get it.“Now we are going to begin interviews and find the Ventura Bus Company as many suitable Irish drivers as possible.“It’s a great opportunity and we are delighted to be involved for what is a good news story for a change,” he said. Mr Kerin said the company have not put a figure on the number of drivers they require.He said they specifically wanted Irish drivers because of the high level of qualification and because they already have a number of Irish drivers whom they are very happy with.“If we get one hundred suitable drivers then they will take them. There are a lot of openings at the moment with the company.“As well as having the right driving license and the right experience, it is important that drivers have a good personality. They will be dealing with the public and that’s a huge part of the job requirement,” he said.Ventura are looking for drivers holding a full EU Bus licence (Category D), a minimum of 3 years bus driving experience, excellent customer service skills, references from previous employers and a clean driving history. Swilly Group senior Instructors will support a recruitment team from Ventura who will be travelling to Ireland in late April 2012.Short listed candidates will be invited for a formal interview and a driving assessment in Dublin. Successful candidates will then be offered full assistance throughout the visa application and relocation processes by specialist staff from Ventura.DONEGAL COMPANY WINS CONTRACT TO FIND BUS DRIVERS FOR DREAM JOBS IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more