Transgender arbitrator for the first time as a woman on the field

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Surrey – it was Formerly called the referee, Nick Clark, now she goes like Lucy in your life. And that makes maybe not so much if your taxi driver – that is Nick/Lucy – but perhaps if you are also a semi-professional referee.

And yet, that is exactly what the 46-year-old referee will continue to do so: matches whistle. And so is Lucy Clark, as well as the first transgender arbitrator of the British Football association had been in the books.

“For the players, I am not so afraid,” said Lucy before the match that they would lead; between the women of Queens Park Rangers and Parkwood Rangers. “Players can I use yellow or red to hold up, but the spectators, who can make me perhaps touching. I hope simply that the world I will accept as I am.”

Lucy is supported by her wife Avril. “Lucy went through its process then in 2010 we got married. In 2020 we will our marriage vows repeat, if they are fully through her transition.”

The players of QPR and Parkwood Rangers had no problem with the transgender referee who her favourite pink piece – a subtle reference to the fact that they are always already the woman had felt – barely had to use. Lucy shared a yellow card.

Also Parkwoods coach Harvey Goodhugh was no issue: “I didn’t know about it and it does nothing. You have good and bad referees.”

And Lucy herself: “It went great. Was a lot of fun. The players showed respect and it was a good, clean contest. Also from the sidelines only good comments. From you will people like me only know as Lucy.”

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