Today Sport NZ released “Guiding Principles – for the inclusion of transgender people in community sport.”
We’re really happy to see that they did a great job of hearing what sports players, governing bodies, and transgender people want, and affirming that everyone should be able to play community sports.
It’s great to see clarity that trans people can play as their affirmed gender, and that there doesn’t need to be any extra barriers to this.
“Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa (Sport NZ) has developed these guiding principles to support the inclusion of transgender people in community sports. The principles are designed to help all community sporting codes and sports organisations (such as clubs, schools and other sporting bodies) to foster an environment where transgender people are welcome, accepted and comfortable to enjoy community sport.” – Sport NZ