A big step towards the professionalization of women’s soccer in our country was taken this Tuesday, after the Senate unanimously approved the bill that requires clubs to hire their players.

The Senate unanimously approved the bill that obliges soccer clubs in our country to hire all its players professionally.

In this way, the professionalization of women’s soccer in Chile is only one step away, since it will be reviewed again by the Chamber of Deputies.

The project will be framed in the terms of the Law 20,178which regulates the employment relationship of professional athletes and workers who perform related activities with Professional Sports Limited Companies (SADP).

Sports organizations must comply with the obligation of hiring the players of their women’s teams within a period of three years, counting from the date of entry into force of the law.

From the first year of validity, they must meet a minimum contract equivalent to 50% of the total number of players.

In the second and third calendar years of validity, must hire at least 75% and 100% of the total of their schoolsrespectively.