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Women players want cash for goals

School Reporters Ousama and Omar
School Reporters Ousama and Omar met the manager of QPR Ladies

A Queens Park Rangers Ladies player has told school reporters that she hopes women's football will soon become a professional sport.

School Reporters Ousama and Omar from Phoenix High School, who have been working at the QPR study support centre in west London, looked into why the Ladies team doesn't get paid, despite being top of their league.

Martino Chevannes, manager of QPR Ladies, said that while the game is not professional at the moment, there are changes due to come in England during the next year.

These include the introduction of a women's super league, through which the women's game will be on its way to becoming as professional as it is in Europe and America.

First team player Hannah Curnow said that by turning professional there would be more people focusing on women's football, which would be a massive achievement.

"Everyone loves to have fans, don't they? Imagine you are walking down the street and someone shouts out your name," she said.


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