A 13-year-old girl from Cwmbran in Torfaen Wales, has had her dreams of playing football professionally, dashed by her PE teacher who informed her that football is a boy’s sport and she should play hockey or netball instead as they are considered a girl’s sport. She has also been accused of being a lesbian by others for playing the sport.
The young girl was obviously devastated as she has been playing football since the age of eight. However, she remains determined to tackle the negative attitude some parents, as well as school teachers have, in relation to the sport, "I want to play football, and I don't want someone to criticise me," going onto say that she has been told she is “a man or a lesbian” for playing the sport.
Authors note: Must say I have a lot of respect for this young girl or any other young girl for that matter who wants to work or play in what ever field they wish. Furthermore, today, any form of Gender Stereotyping Should be placed where it belongs, straight into the gutter where it can be flushed down into the sewers.
I will finish by using a quote from the young girl named Darcie
“Women's football 'needs more support' in Wales”
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Credits and sources: Kate Morgan BBC Wales sports news correspondent, BBC.UK, The Children's Commissioner for Wales.