Lewes Women call for equal FA Cup prize money to end ‘shocking’ disparity | Women’s FA Cup

Players from the Women’s Championship club Lewes have written an open letter calling for equal FA Cup prize money before their quarter-final against Manchester United.

The letter highlights the huge gap in prize money between the men’s and women’s competitions. Lewes have received £45,000 for winning three ties to get this far, whereas the men’s teams who entered at the third round have been paid £450,000. Women’s clubs receive no money for an FA Cup game being broadcast by the BBC, which is showing the Lewes tie on Sunday, but men’s teams will each be paid £200,000 for their…

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