Aussie transgender athlete banned from women's league | 60 Minutes Australia

Aussie transgender athlete banned from women's league | 60 Minutes Australia

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To be a champion footy player it helps to have the athletic attributes of size, strength and a mighty kicking boot. Hannah Mouncey certainly ticked those boxes and was in demand by the top clubs to play in the newly established AFL women’s competition, the WAFL. But the AFL said no. It decided Hannah was ineligible because at 1.88 metres (six-foot-two) and 100 kilograms, she was too much of a physical threat to her opponents. For many it seems like a clear case of discrimination. However this case is not that simple – Hannah wasn’t born a girl.
Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producers: Steve Jackson, Sean Power