Lewes director wants level playing field for men and women

The Dripping |Pan, Lewees (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Under a Lewes director’s plans, the women’s team would have the same budget as the men’s

Stephen Hunt’s public exposé of West Ham United’s lack of support for the women’s team that plays in the club’s name may – or may not – have done the Hammers Ladies a big favour.

The directors’ swift decision to take the autonomous – but related – club formally into the ample bosom of the West Ham family after being reported to the FA by West Ham Ladies’ chairman for alleged equality rules breaches, needs now to be followed by tangible, measurable commitment, as well as nice words, if the team are to reap the benefits. Continue reading

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West Ham ‘sex discrimination’ row could kick-start revolution

Stephen Hunt, co-chairman West Ham United Ladies (Photo: Nicky Hayes)

West Ham Ladies chairman has reported West Ham United to the FA (Photo: Nicky Hayes)

The  joint-chairman of West Ham Ladies looks to be on collision course with the men’s club after reporting them to the FA for alleged discrimination.

But other clubs believe the fallout could yet help speed up changes in attitude and commitment to the women’s game.

Stephen Hunt says his extraordinary action, which conceivably could lead to the Premier League club being punished, was one of last resort after failing to persuade them to offer what he considers to be proper support to the women’s team. Continue reading