LFP announces boost for women's game
The LFP has announced that its share of the money earned by France winning the World Cup will go to the 12 D1 women's clubs.
In a meeting on October 10, the LFP's Bureau decided unanimously to attribute to the 12 D1 women's clubs the share from the World Cup 2018 that the FFF gave to the LFP at the end of the edition marked by Les Bleus' success.
As France prepares to host the 2019 women's World Cup, French professional football wished to participate in the development of women's football at the top level.
LFP President Nathalie Boy de la Tour said: "It's a symbolic link between the two World Cups. For the first time, the LFP will directly aid the 12 women's D1 clubs. One year out from the World Cup being held in France, this gesture of solidarity marks the engagement of the professional men's game towards women's football. After the great success of Les Bleus in Russia, the professional clubs and the Ligue are the number one supporters of Les Bleues. Above and beyond this global event, we want the women's league to continue to develop."