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WEPF / UP Transgender Statement

WEPF / UP Transgender Statement

The WEPF and the Ultimate Pool Group are committed to transparency and fairness within the realm of sports, we want to address an important update concerning WEPF/Ultimate Pool Women's events with the changes being implemented from January 1st 2024.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to revise the eligibility criteria for participation in our events, these events will be exclusively open to individuals who are born female.

We understand that this decision may prompt questions and discussions within our sport. We want to emphasise that our commitment to upholding the values of sportsmanship, inclusivity, and adherence to regulatory standards remains unwavering.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure the continued growth and development of the sport we all love, while maintaining a harmonious balance between inclusivity and the integrity of competition. We recognise the importance of fostering an environment where everyone can participate and thrive, and we remain dedicated to upholding these principles to the best of our ability.

We aim to work closely with member associations and the wider community to ensure that these changes are executed in a manner that respects the interests and concerns of all parties involved.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this period. Our commitment to delivering exceptional Women’s events remains strong, and we are optimistic that these changes will contribute positively to the growth and success of the sport.

Yours in Sport

WEPF and Ultimate Pool