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HORSHAM DISTRICT FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE
The Horsham District Football Netball League, Netball Victoria and Swifts Fooball Netball Club have released the following joint statement.
Horsham District Football Netball League (HDFNL), Netball Victoria and Swifts Football Netball Club are committed to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for volunteers, staff, players, coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, and members. Our communities recognise and respect all gender identities and believe that everyone has the right to participate in a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment.
HDFNL aims to set a standard for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in our competition and events that allow them to participate as their true, authentic selves. As such, HDFNL is committed to supporting people to participate in the gender category they identify with, or feel most comfortable participating in, regardless of their sex assigned at birth.
HDFNL, Netball Victoria & Swifts Football Netball Club acknowledge and respect diversity in sex, sexuality and gender identity. As such, all players, participants, employees and volunteers must treat information surrounding a person’s gender, gender identity or sex as private and confidential. It is unlawful to discriminate based on sex or gender identity in sport.
Uniforms can play an important part in netball participation. All players, participants, employees and volunteers, or any other person associated with HDFNL should be able to participate in a uniform they feel most comfortable wearing.
HDFNL is currently exploring how they can be more inclusive with their current uniforms to ensure the health and wellbeing of all participants.
All parties will ensure people in the netball community are not left isolated and disrespected.
We look forward to the community’s support with the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in netball.
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