TRANSGENDER footballer Hannah Mouncey defied critics to let her football do the talking as she made her VFL Women’s debut for Darebin.
Mouncey, 28, sensationally had her bid to play AFL Women’s last season denied by the league in October, but was deemed eligible to play for the reigning VFLW premier and delivered a solid showing in yesterday’s 54-point loss to NT Thunder.
Playing predominantly as a key forward, 189cm Mouncey had a distinct height advantage over her direct opponents and finished the day with a solid 11 disposals and a goal.
Opportunities were limited for Mouncey as the Thunder dominated the first half.
Hannah Mouncey debuts for Darebin. Pictures: NICOLEGARMSTON