Hockey mom wants daughter allowed in boys' change room
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07-26-2005, 09:11 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Qld, Australia
I play as the only girl on a district rep under 16 team as the goal keeper, and last year after busting my ass off to get to the state titles I get to the competition and both teams are in the change rooms, getting changed (no one gets naked *shrugs* boxer's sports bra's undies that's all) and acting like we always have. We're teenagers we act stupid but never have they made me feel uncomfortable, generally they have a slight amount of decently. I busted my ass off trainng 4 times a week ( a hell of a lot for a player here in australia) and an offical comes in and says that i'm not allowed in with my team prior to games.
To work that hard and then to be told you are not allowed to be part of your team simply because you're a girl is a tough blow to handle. We were uot classed at that tournament but my mental aspect on the game was totalyl blown.
It's not easy being a girl trying to play the sport here. (inline not ice . ice here? haha) we not only don't have the number's to field a state team in under 17 (5 girls in the state) those that are good enough to play certain mixed division are continously overlooked because of our constant different treatement.
*shrugs* my opinion. but yeah. girls and guys in hockey. will laways be a contentious issues.
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