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Guidance for Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport

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The Vision for Sport in Wales guides the work we do, creating a nation where everyone can have a lifelong enjoyment in sport. We want sport to be a place where everyone can be themselves, where everyone can take part and where everyone is treated with kindness, dignity and respect.  

Over the past 18 months, Sport Wales has been working alongside the 4 other Sports Councils responsible for supporting and investing in sport across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to develop new guidance that will support the inclusion of transgender people in domestic sport, recognising that existing guidance from 2013 was out of date and no longer fit for purpose. 

We also recognised that sport at every level required more practical advice and support in this area to be able to maximise opportunities for inclusion and accessibility. 

The Guidance for Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport 2021 was released on 30th September 2021.

The ultimate aim of this work is to better support our partners in understanding current needs and challenges in this area and to ensure that sports can make informed decisions in seeking to become as inclusive as possible.  

Our recommendations encourage National Governing Bodies of sport to think in innovative and creative ways to ensure nobody is left out.  

We want this guidance to open up, rather than close down opportunities for everyone to take part and enjoy sport.