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FSA reaffirms commitment to inclusivity and support for trans community

The FSA’s AGM, whereby members meet to discuss the direction of the organisation and set policy, took place on Saturday 16th July at AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane.

Four motions were on the agenda, with Motion 1 being proposed by the FSA’s Women’s Game Network and relating to support for the trans community. Women’s football has always been an inclusive space that welcomes people from the LGBTQ+ community.

The AGM was unanimous in backing Motion 1 and its wish to clearly communicate our values to the football community, nationally and internationally, on this issue.

The FSA believes the current fixation on debating whether including trans women in elite sport is ‘fair’ is a diversion from the real challenges all women footballers face – for secure contracts, equitable working conditions and adequate pay.

It also creates a hostile environment that compromises the safety and enjoyment of football for trans supporters, across the men’s and women’s games, and hinders progress in building inclusive grassroots leagues.

Our members’ support for this motion shows the FSA’s solidarity with all trans footballers and supporters, including non-binary and gender non-conforming people, and especially trans women and trans feminine people, who are the target of heightened discrimination at this time.

Like to hear more about the FSA’s Women’s Game Network? Email: [email protected]

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