An expert panel convened by Basketball Australia has blocked transgender athlete Lexi Rodgers from playing in the NBL1 competition after her application sparked heated debate.
But, Rodgers, who had trained with and applied to play for the Kilsyth Cobras, declared the decision was “not the end of my journey” in an Instagram post adamant she has “a place” in women’s basketball.
I have been humbled by the number of people who have publicly spoken in favour of including me as a player in the NBL1. Such support fills me with pride, but also sends an honest message of equality to those who are also seeking belonging within sport,” she wrote.
“I sought a different outcome from Basketball Australia. I participated fully and in good faith with the process and eligibility criteria. Consistent with the views expressed by so many, I firmly believe I have a place as an athlete in…