Gender stereotypes: Bullies 'won't stop me playing football'

A 13-year-old girl has spoken out about the criticism and name-calling she has suffered for playing a "boy's sport".

Darcie, 13, from Cwmbran in Torfaen has played football since she was eight and dreams of playing professionally.

But she has been told by PE teachers that she cannot play it as a recommended sport at school - instead hockey and netball are for girls.

The Children's Commissioner for Wales said gender stereotyping was "depressing".

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