Exception approval: 19-year-old footballer is allowed to play in men

The 19-year-old Ellen Fokkema allowed to join in as the first woman in the first men's team in the Dutch Amateur football. In the new season, the Friesin the m

Exception approval: 19-year-old footballer is allowed to play in men

The 19-year-old Ellen Fokkema allowed to join in as the first woman in the first men's team in the Dutch Amateur football. In the new season, the Friesin the men's team of the VV is Foarut in the fourth Amateur class is used – with the exception of the approval of the national football Association KNVB. The Premiere is for the KNVB according to information from Tuesday, a Test for possible mixed teams in the A category of Amateur soccer.

are allowed to play boys and girls up to 19 years mixed football. After that, the girls must go either in a women's team or in the B-category of Amateurs.

At the third attempt

Three times the midfielder from the North of the country at the KNVB asked for a derogation – now it worked. And Ellen She is glad that she was allowed to stay with their previous team-mates. "I've been playing since I was five with these boys and it would have found a shame, if I would have been the next season with you in a Team." She expects that it is now harder for you. "Obviously, this is now all first teams," she said to the TV channel NOS. "But if not, then it's no use."

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 10:19

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