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By Daryl Adair, University of Technology Sydney The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their …

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Hannah Mouncey

Hannah Mouncey has said she will not nominate for the upcoming AFLW draft, citing the ongoing “enormous” toll the process has taken on herself and her friends and family. The 28-year-old transgender footballer made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. “There are a number of things I can’t risk by continuing this fight, which …

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Trans footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she may take her case to the Human Rights Commission if the AFL don’t put in place a policy for transgender players soon. Mouncey is currently playing in Victoria in the VFLW with Darebin but is still in limbo about her eligibility of playing AFLW next year. The AFL …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

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Transgender AFL player Hannah Mouncey’s sporting future has become a political football. Mouncey, who has played in the ACT women’s league after beginning her gender transition in 2015, met with league officials last week as they contemplate her latest application to play in Victoria. Mouncey arrived at AFL House in Melbourne seeking answers about her …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she doesn’t agree with the AFL’s decision to block her from this year’s AFLW draft because of concerns over her size. The decision to ban the 28-year-old on the eve of the AFLW draft was met with controversy. Officials said the decision was based on the Victorian Equal Opportunity …

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The Greens have criticised the AFL for waiting months to rule out transgender player Hannah Mouncey’s nomination for the Women’s League draft. Mouncey, who began her gender transition in 2015, had been waiting since June to hear before the AFL made the announcement on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before the draft. The AFL said …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been blocked from participating in the AFL Women’s League’s 2018 season. The AFL said in a statement it based its decision on the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act, which states athletes can be discriminated against based on their sex “if strength, stamina or physique is relevant.” The draft subcommittee “carefully considered …

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