Two-year MoU signed between MFA and women’s national team

The Malta Football Association and the Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) have reached an agreement over a new two-year Memorandum of Understanding about the technical and sporting conditions of the players forming part of the Malta women’s national team set-up.

The newly signed MOU fully adheres to the UEFA Minimum Standards Framework for Women’s National Teams in Europe, established last year by UEFA in close consultation with FIFPRO Europe.

This framework is intended to ensure that women’s footballers are provided with quality care and sporting conditions, prioritizing their welfare and well-being while on duty with the national team, thus optimizing their training and competitive performance.

Discussions between the Malta FA and MFPA, representing the Malta women’s national team players, have led to the signing of the third MOU in three years, reflecting the two organizations’ willingness and commitment to sustain the growth of women’s football in Malta as well as recognizing the players’ dedication and commitment when representing our country.

The new MOU comprises many improved benefits for the women’s national team players, most notably:

Significantly improved call-up appearance fees and bonuses.

Parental and pregnancy support policy – A player who has responsibility for the care of an infant who is being breastfed by the player is entitled to bring her child and a support person of her choice when they are on duty with the national team and improved traveling arrangements

Dr Angelo Chetcuti, General Secretary of the Malta FA who was also part of UEFA’s Working Group on the formulation of the Minimum Standards for Women’s National Teams, said the MOU not only rewards the commitment of the players but is also aimed at enhancing the standards of the national team.

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