Community football teams call on the community to show their support for diversity and inclusion in Aussie Rules.
Join in the celebrations this Sunday…
When: Sunday, 17 May 2015, from 10am
Where: Yarra Glen Recreation Reserve
Pride Cup started in 2014 with the aim of celebrating inclusion and diversity in sport. The event was held off the back of local Yarra Glen footballer Jason Ball publicly coming out as gay and highlighting the challenges that LGBTI people face in feeling safe and being themselves in a sporting environment.
Warburton Millgrove will take on Yarra Glen in the second annual Pride Cup – to celebrate diversity and inclusions in sport.
These two teams have thrown their support behind the 2015 Pride Cup, which celebrates and recognises diversity and inclusion in sport for lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) communities and are calling on the community to do the same.
“Diversity and inclusion for LGBTI people needs to start in our community sports and it is important that we all get behind it,”
Vinny Erickson, president of the Yarra Glen Football Netball Club, the 2014 Pride Cup Champions.
The Yarra Glen Football Club will this year have former Carlton footballer and Pride Cup ambassador Brock Mclean playing on their side.
Pride Cup is more than just a match. The event promotes equality and inclusion and supports other clubs, leagues and sporting codes in making diversity and inclusion a part of all sport, at all levels.
There will be a range of football and netball games that will be played during Pride Cup, ending with the senior football Pride Cup at 2.10pm. The presentation of the Pride Cup will be held at 4.30pm
Pride Cup Schedule:
- 10.00am – D grade netball
- 10.15am – U18 football
- 11.00am – C grade netball
- 12.00pm – B grade netball
- 12.05pm Reserve football
- 1.15pm A grade netball Pride Cup and pregame presentation
- 2.10pm Senior football Pride Cup and pregame presentation
- 4.30pm – Presentation of Pride Cup
The football ground will feature rainbow colours, the international symbol for gay pride, at the 50m line in show of support for LGBTI inclusion that has been embraced by the teams, local community and the AFL.
In addition, Jeff Kennett, Chairman of beyond blue and former Hawthorn President will speak before the match, and St Kilda Football Club will run an Auskick clinic at half time.
Pride Cup will be broadcast live on Yarra Valley FM and Joy 94.9
For further information visit www.pridecup.org.au or share this post on your Facebook page.
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