“We’re going to have the most effective League on the earth”
The president of the F League, the primary skilled ladies’s league in historical past, arrives at Mundo Deportivo with the reduction that the competitors is lastly beginning this weekend after a primary day postponed as a result of referees’ strike and some days actually convulsed by the fixed disagreements with the RFEF. Important however on the similar time conciliatory and really bold with this new League, Beatriz Álvarez assures with out disgrace that “we’re going to have the most effective League on the earth”.
The brand new Ladies’s League lastly begins after the controversies of the calendar draw and the referees’ strike, amongst others. Was such a turbulent begin anticipated?
I knew that I used to be going to have an advanced scenario, that in three months since I took workplace there could be logistical issues. We needed to create a model, an identification of our personal that might establish us. We needed to resolve the problem of audiovisual rights and industrial exploitation. On this sense, we’ve fulfilled expectations and in document time we’ve obtained 77 million for the following 5 years, however ultimately it’s true that you’re left with the frustration that what ought to be simpler, which is the group of the League, That is the place we’ve encountered essentially the most issues. The switch of powers with the RFEF has not been straightforward, we’ve not been capable of perceive one another and there have been disagreements, one after one other. Right now, at the very least, we will say that we will begin the League due to the mediation of CSD and all of us hope to take pleasure in this ‘sweet’.
Do you suppose that ladies’s soccer is being a sufferer of the struggle between the RFEF and the League?
On the day of my presentation I launched a vindictive phrase: this League deserves to be skilled and unbiased. At the very least allow us to strive. As soon as the Ladies’s League is created, clearly there are a lot of elements that depend upon the Federation however then we’ve to be given independence. We’ve seen that they (the RFEF) introduced their sponsors in our League and that the ‘vices’ of the masculine have been inherited. There have been disagreeable encounters as a result of plainly they’ve a son who has grown up however they don’t let him turn into unbiased. They will not let him work or sleep away from house… Let him fly.
As regards to the referees, it has been criticized that they cost greater than many gamers of some golf equipment, are they eager to go too quick?
I share with them that they enhance their circumstances as a result of steps should be taken for all folks. However we’ve to placed on the desk the context that ladies’s soccer lives and that we will spend primarily based on what we generate. We can’t equate all the things with the masculine. Within the Second Division, for instance, the audiovisual rights are 150 thousand euros per 12 months and what a group pays in arbitration is 4%, whereas the referees had been demanding 70% of the audiovisual rights from us. That is the state of affairs for girls’s soccer, we’ve to know the place we’re. We’ll attain some extent of upper revenue, however we should be life like with the present scenario. It should be a sustainable proposal. Let’s suppose that there are very susceptible golf equipment and that there are 5 unbiased golf equipment that don’t depend upon the finances of a males’s membership.
The brand new skilled League, what vital adjustments will it convey?
The largest change that everybody applauds is that there might be tv. After three years with out TV, it’s a large step, not solely by way of financial affect, since it’ll contribute 35 million euros, but additionally by way of visibility for the manufacturers and industrial agreements of the golf equipment and particularly the followers. It’s a framework that can make us develop lots.
Is there going to be extra revenue or sponsors all through the season?
We’ve closed an settlement, by the League, of 6 million the primary 12 months that can step by step develop to 42 million. This ensures us to have the ability to work with out uncertainty. And we lack the settlement of the ‘naming’ of the League. Sure, I can advance that there’s a lot of curiosity from varied manufacturers for that ‘naming’.
So, may or not it’s that in the course of the season the identify of the League adjustments?
The League now has no identify and we’re engaged on it. We’re in talks with a number of manufacturers, together with Iberdrola, which we all know has been crucial on this professionalization course of, however the settlement must be renegotiated. Whoever the ultimate model is, it’ll assist us develop.
Earlier than you commented that it isn’t the ‘female Thebes’, however to what extent do they go hand in hand?
On this world that’s so masculinized and even sexist, plainly behind a girl there ought to at all times be a person, however I’ve barely spoken to Tebas. He has come to go to us, we’ve greeted one another and little else. I wish to make it clear: ours is an establishment unbiased of the League. Clearly there are a lot of parallels they usually have opened a path that pursuits us, however there may be additionally one other a part of the trail that doesn’t curiosity us as a result of this League has values of familiarity, humility and closeness with that ‘F’ of happiness and enchancment. There are elements that can at all times outline us.
So, does not the Males’s League intervene within the selections?
They’ve even informed me that the Males’s League units the roadmap for me and my solely roadmap is ready by the golf equipment. It’s a challenge of those 16 golf equipment and these 400 gamers, not a challenge of Tebas. It is ours. We make our personal selections and I’ll repeat it as many instances as crucial.
It’s inevitable to ask about Barça, the nice reference of the Spanish League golf equipment. Is it the instance to be adopted by the remainder of the golf equipment?
Barça is paving the best way and is being a benchmark for golf equipment not solely in Spain however all over the world. It’s a privilege to have Barça as a result of it conveys a really highly effective message to the remainder of the golf equipment within the League. We’ll attempt to proceed selling the remainder of the golf equipment and never put a ceiling on them in order that the competitors is equal and extra aggressive.
You turned a mom final July. Congratulations. Exactly the difficulty of maternity is without doubt one of the factors to be addressed within the reform of the collective settlement. Is there already a date to start out assembly with the unions?
We’ve moved the assembly with the unions to subsequent week, as a result of it was delayed as a result of matter with the referees. The foundations of the brand new settlement should be laid. Points corresponding to motherhood and breastfeeding should be reviewed and there are a lot of different rights that should be included. On the League presentation gala final week, the picture of the participant María Alharilla with the newborn in her arms was very highly effective. Hopefully we can even see a participant together with her child to normalize conciliation between males.
To complete, will the Spanish league be the most effective ladies’s league on the earth?
I would not have doubt. We have a look at the Leagues of England and america, that are essentially the most highly effective, and we’ll copy from them the problems that work greatest, however right here we’ve instruments such because the Ballon d’Or, the work of the youth academy and the facility of the golf equipment that, Along with the battle of many individuals who’ve introduced us this far, they will make us a world reference.