|Photo: Maria Martul|
Take note England. How is this for a neat idea, New Zealand? And France. And... well, practically everyone.
It seems that - before and after the final, which was attended the Presidents of the Spanish RFU and Galacian regional RFU - Spanish players and supporters staged a demo on the pitch demanding equal funding with the men! Even the Spanish captain - Marina Bravo (on the right, third from the bottom).
That would be fun to see emulated next time England play at Twickenham...
From what I can work out (and I would be delighted if any Spanish speakers could correct this) the demonstrators point out that the Spanish men's team had three times longer to prepare for their European championship this year. Why? The bottom line also asks for equal levels of funding for men and women.
And - especially given their relative levels of success of the men's and women's teams - who can argue with this?
PS - I have now been sent a translation:
Some great pictures from the final have also appeared.