A BRIGHOUSE Town Women footballer has shared their LGBTQ+ story on BBC's flagship Saturday lunchtime football programme Football Focus.

Caz Simone came out two years ago during the initial coronavirus lockdown, and identifies as non-binary, using they/them pronouns.

They said they'd perhaps felt that way for a long time, but watching others they identified with on TikTok and speaking to previous club captain at FC United of Manchester, Kirsty Chambers, helped them to describe themselves.

The move to Brighouse only came about in August, which was a little nerve-wracking for Simone, given they were having to explain their situation to a brand-new set of teammates.

But Brig's manager Rob Mitchell put them at ease very quickly, and in his interview with Football Focus, insists he just wants any new players to feel comfortable within the club environment, regardless of their gender.

You can watch the full video here:

Simone told their story to Becky Taylor-Gill, with the feature pitched and co-produced by Keely Watson.

Simone is part of a Brighouse side that are in mid-table in the FA Women's National League Northern Premier Division.

They made the quarter-finals of the FAWNL Cup too, but were knocked out by Huddersfield Town last week.