Millie Bright, the captain of the England national team, expressed great optimism in announcing that an agreement has been reached between the players and the Football Association regarding player bonuses. This discussion has been a prominent topic for several months, initially postponed during their journey to the Women’s World Cup final. In July, the players were frustrated as other leading nations were offering bonuses for outstanding performance. England, having secured the European championship and subsequently reached the World Cup final, believed they should be compensated on an equal footing. The players have consistently emphasized, as Bright reiterated today, that it’s “not solely about the financial aspect” but also about their standing within the sport. The Lionesses have been unafraid to utilize their platform to advocate for societal changes and strive to lead both on and off the pitch.