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AFL To Decide Transgender Hannah Mouncey's Plea

The AFL is set to decide whether transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey can play in the women's state league within the next week.

Mouncey, who played in the ACT women's league after beginning her gender transition in 2015, met with league officials last week as they contemplate her application to play in Victoria.

The 28-year-old came to national attention in 2017 when her attempt to join the 2017 AFLW draft was stopped by the league, the day before.

She said league officials confirmed she could continue playing in Canberra but they appeared confused about the effects of gender transition and hormone treatment on strength.

The AFL has been contacted for comment.

Mouncey wrote on Twitter, just before midnight, she was drained by the recent media attention.

"I only do media because that's the only time the AFL answers my Q's," she said.

"Otherwise, I wouldn't."


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