Three out of the six members of England’s females’s angling group have given up after a transgender professional athlete was permitted to sign up with the group for an upcoming significant competition, the Daily Mail reported.
Becky Lee Birtwhistle Hodges, a biological guy, was named for next month’s “physically tough” House Nations shore fishing championship.
Birtwhistle Hodges is a previous rugby gamer who one previous teammate referred to as having “hands like shovels.”
Half of England girls’ angling group QUIT after trans cheat ‘Becky’ Lee Birtwhistle-Hodges– with hands like shovels & an ex-rugby gamer– is selected.
Three of the 6 stepped down as the team protects in 2015’s gold medal in the House Nations champion. pic.twitter.com/kSiwetXYNn
— Mr Pål Christiansen (@TheNorskaPaul) June 11, 2023
Birtwhistle Hodges was “the only member of the group to catch any fish throughout a competition in rough weather condition previously this year that was held by governing body the Angling Trust to select the last England team,” according to the Daily Mail.
The females’s angling team captain was one of the three who stopped the group, telling the Daily Mail she would rather have a “rubbish lady” on the group than a biological male.
A 66-year-old lady who identified herself as Heather informed the Daily Mail it was a “difficult” decision to take out of Home Nations and leave the chance to safeguard their gold medal from in 2015’s occasion.
She went on to discuss the strength advantage a biological guy would have over females in her sport. She stated:
This is such a benefit, with the capability to cast longer distances than any lady. They have the capability of doing this while utilizing more powerful equipment, such as stiffer and more effective rods.
Not to mention the extra strength she has pitching in and out of the browse or strolling through mud and rocks, and the stamina to keep this choosing four or five hours.
I have no animosity personally. This is an advantage to our team, however we discover it completely unjust to other countries. Transgender rivals are ruining our sport, and the Angling Trust will not listen to our views, so this is why myself and the team decided to pull out.
Birtwhistle Hodges joined the ladies’s angling group in 2018, helping them win bronze at the World Coast Fishing Championships. One year later on, Birtwhistle Hodges went through gender-transitioning surgical treatment.
Fishing Trust president Jamie Cook said, “The question we are required to address by Sport England is whether the sport of fishing is gender affected to an extent where fairness overrides addition or safety.”
“The view of the Fishing Trust board is that as a non-contact sport, the security concern is not considered significant within the sport of fishing,” Cook added.
He acknowledged that more powerful rivals shave a benefit in the sport, but “strategy, watercraft, understanding, tactics, rig creation and focus” were likewise key aspects.
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