“There is no question that it would have a magnetic effect, especially in the state of Salzburg, where there are few opportunities anyway,” explains FROM B-Team leader Irene carter at ‘orf.at‘ on the situation with the domestic series champion. Next to Red Bull Salzburg The Bundesliga clubs WAC, Austria Lustenau, TSV Hartberg and WSG Tirol currently do not have a women’s team either. SK Rapid announced that they would start women’s football in 2024; after a long wait.
But UEFA is now – as it happened – gentle pressure. Article 21 of the UEFA Club Licensing Regulations now also includes the requirement that clubs must support women’s football. These requirements will also be adopted by Austria from December and should apply from next season. However, in addition to having its own women’s team, UEFA also only plans to support another team in women’s football. One thing is clear: the cops don’t fail because of the money. Fuhrmann makes it clear: “It would take a fraction of the club’s budget to first be at the top at home and then cause a sensation internationally. But it’s a decision of the club, a question of philosophy. You see Quicklythat it lasts. But it’s taking too long for me.”