Clubs boycott matches against women’s team with trans player
At least four clubs playing in a women’s football league in Yorkshire have pulled out of matches against a team that fielded a trans woman.
The boycott started after an opposing player suffered a season-ending knee injury while blocking a shot from Francesca Needham in a match last month, it was reported.
On Sunday a different club refused to play Rossington Main because of Needham’s presence. Later that night the 31-year-old told team-mates that she was leaving the side, which competes in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Women and Girls League.
She said that she was doing so in order to protect the club but also to consider legal action.
Writing about her decision on Facebook, Needham said: “I sincerely hope that this issue of perceived