Soccer team with 5 trans players goes undefeated: Disheartening to see the huge difference in ability

An amateur Australian soccer team has sparked controversy as it clinched victory in a women-only tournament, securing the $1,000 prize. However, the team has five transgender women among its players.

The Sydney-based Flying Bats FC made headlines as they remained undefeated throughout the four-week competition. In one match, a transgender player netted six goals, contributing to a staggering 10-0 victory.

Officials from various soccer clubs within the North West Sydney League revealed that some parents withdrew their daughters from matches citing safety concerns. Instead, they feel that the Flying Bats ought to participate in the mixed-gender competitions since they are inclusive of both men and women.

One official stated: “Our girls are here to play for fun and expect to play in the female competition. They did not sign up for a mixed competition. Some of the parents were so concerned they would not let their daughters play. It was so disheartening for them to see the huge difference in ability — they’re killing it.”

Kirralie Smith represents Binary Australia, and has voiced concerns over the safety of players. It was alleged that some girls were coerced into silence or warned against protesting for fear of repurcussions.

In defense of the team’s tournament triumph, Flying Bats Football Club President Jen Peden said that the club believes that”trans women belong in the women’s competition because that is the gender with which they identify.”

He continued: “As a club, the Flying Bats FC stand strongly for inclusion, and pride ourselves on safe, respectful and fair play, the promotion of a supportive community for LGBTQIA+ players, officials and supporters, and the significant physical, social and mental health benefits that participation in sport brings, especially to marginalized members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We are a club that values our cisgender and transgender players equally.”

A spokesperson for Football NSW reaffirmed the league’s dedication to fostering inclusivity within the sport.