The chair of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) said the athletic council is committed to gender equity.

That reaffirmation to equity comes after an all-male team from the ISNA Private Islamic High School said it would not play the second half of a soccer game against Robert F. Hall Wolfpack on Tuesday at the Creditview Sandalwood Fields when it realized two of the Hall players were female.

"The ROPSSAA rules state that a girl has the right to play on a boys team if she is good enough," said Paul Freier, who is also a high school principal in Peel.

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