A number of top Irish internationals – including Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn – have voiced their support of the Birmingham City women's senior squad, after the team sent a formal letter to their employers outlining a number of complaints related to working conditions.
According to the Telegraph, the letter – signed by all members of the squad – mentioned concerns related to allocated financial supports, as well as access to training and changing facilities, and travel provisions.
Ruesha Littlejohn, Ireland international and Birmingham City player, publicly voiced her support of the letter on her Twitter account today.
Let’s push for change. The women’s game deserves more ? https://t.co/UEnaOKsUwN
— Ruesha (@RueshaLJ) April 5, 2021
The news of the letter soon prompted other messages of support on social media.
A number of Littlejohn's Irish international teammates posted messages urging for change, following the emergence of a familiar situation plaguing the women's game.
— Katie McCabe (@Katie_McCabe11) April 5, 2021
— Louise Quinn (@louise_quinn4) April 5, 2021
The women’s game deserves more. We are in 2021, keep up! https://t.co/XzPtHooyhG
— Leanne Kiernan (@kiernan_leanne) April 5, 2021
— Niamh Fahey (@Niamh_Fahey1) April 5, 2021
Meanwhile, Ireland head coach Vera Pauw named her squad ahead of a pair of friendly matches later this week. Ireland will face Denmark at Tallaght Stadium this Thursday, before travelling to play Belgium at the weekend.