Thursday, January 13, 2011

Controversy pushes girl off coed hockey team

An article in the Toronto Star details the struggles of 12 year old Kayla Watkin to play hockey. The only girl on a co-ed team, Watkins was asked to agree to restrictions on her ice team or agree to improve her skills. Instead, she did the only thing she thought she could: She quit.

Notable is the fact that the team, the Toronto Ice Dogs PeeWee “A” club, is the lowest level of competitive play, intended to be inclusive of all levels and abilities. Except for girls, I guess....As usual female athletes need to be better than male just to play the game. That isn't fair.

1 comment:

john said...

Interesting. Reaearch I am doing suggests that girl and women soccer players have also to be better than men in putting up with pain and injury