Spain Women’s National Team: The RFEF launches a public commitment to renewal and urges players to join the change


Public and written commitment. A few hours after the new women’s coach, Montse Tom, offers her first call-up list for the crucial matches against Sweden and Switzerland, the Spanish Football Federation wanted to convey to the players who still maintain their resignation from the national team, their commitment and decision in the renewal of the institution. Through this writing they impose on themselves an obligation to carry out this transformation, but at the same time they urge the players to align themselves and participate in the search for that common goal.

An important point that the Federation hopes the players will value, “at the beginning of this new stage”, is the guarantee “of a safe environment and the commitment to a climate of mutual trust.” The RFEF hopes that the players accept and consider this commitment valid and do not persist in their resignation in the event of a possible call from the coach this afternoon.

The full statement is as follows

The RFEF wants to convey to the national team’s internationals the public commitment acquired by the new management of the institution that directs football in Spain. The objective is to express clearly and without internal or external interpretations, the strategic axes in this new stage of the Federation, which both football and society demand.

The Federation itself is aware of the need to make structural changes, as the president of the Management Commission, Pedro Rocha, has already announced and has begun to materialize recently. This conviction has led to difficult decisions being made in recent days, which will continue to be made, given that there is a conviction that renewal is necessary.

In this sense, it is absolutely essential to carry out these changes, clarify each of the behaviors and conduct that may have occurred, and act, therefore, with professionalism and justice, settling the relevant responsibilities in each case.

It is evident that the Federation, society and the players themselves are aligned on the same objective: renewal and the beginning of a new stage where football is the great beneficiary of this entire process. For this reason, players are urged to join this change led by the Federation, understanding that the transformations that must continue must be solid and fair.

We guarantee a safe environment for the players and we are committed to a climate of mutual trust so that we can work together and ensure that women’s football continues to progress with much greater strength. “We must begin to show off the star that the internationals have achieved with so much effort.”

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