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Hi, my name’s Verity and I am Sports Inclusion Manager at Mermaids. I work closely with sports clubs, national governing bodies and local clubs to help support and bridge the gaps for trans, non-binary and gender diverse young people wishing to be involved in sport and physical activity.

Verity (he/him) – Sports Inclusion Manager

Take a stand for trans-inclusion in sports

In recent months, various international sporting bodies have announced policies effectively banning trans women from competing. We think these blanket bans are unfair, unfounded and discriminatory, and more than 2,000 individuals and organisations agree with us.

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Let kids swim

Swimming is just one of the sports to recently introduce a blanket ban on trans women competing at elite level. We take a look at how policies like this impact the people we support.

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Who are we supporting?

We support:

  • Young people to find inclusive sports opportunities local to them
  • Parents, guardians, and carers seeking to help young people get involved in sports
  • Schools, clubs, grass roots groups and national governing bodies seeking to improve trans and nonbinary inclusion in sport

Want to work together to support trans and gender diverse young people in sports? Get in touch!

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New: sports inclusion training!

We’re delighted to offer a brand new two-hour trans inclusion in sports training to clubs in South and West Yorkshire.

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Sign up for our #TransInSport directory

We’re gathering a list of National Governing Bodies, clubs and organisations which support trans, nonbinary a gender diverse inclusive for under 18’s.

The information will help young people and their families to find new ways to get involved in sport.

While we build the directory, you can find LGBT+ inclusive sports clubs through Pride Sports and LEAP Sports for Scotland.

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Latest policy news

Visit our blog for the latest policy news and reaction.

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“”The freedom I feel when I’m out on my bike with my mind running free, it’s liberating.”

I have read a lot of articles about Verity before and he was the only trans man I could find who played rugby. I’m really happy that I can talk to him, it’s definitely put me a little more at ease about transitioning and playing rugby.

Miles, 15

Help us get Active About Inclusion!

Your donation will go directly to the Mermaids Sport Project, helping sporting clubs and organisations be more trans-inclusive.

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