Players from the Brisbane Tritons water polo club are set to travel to Paris later this year to compete in the 2018 Gay Games.
Tritons president Sean Langeveld said the gay and inclusive club was so excited for the event, which will be their first international competition.
“The Gay Games has been going for a fair few years, and as we’re a relatively new team we saw it as a great opportunity to jump on board with something like that,” he said.
“We registered a team of 20 Tritons players late last year and we got selected to go into their recreational division for water polo.”
The Gay Games have been held every four years since the inaugural event in San Francisco in 1982.
Organisers in host city Paris say they expect to welcome more than 15,000 participants from over 70 countries to this year’s event, which will run from August 2 until August 12.
Langeveld said teams from the Tritons’ interstate counterparts – the Sydney Stingers, the Melbourne Surge and the Perth White Pointers – would also be sending teams to Paris to compete.
The Tritons are inviting everyone to a movie night fundraiser later this month to support the players travelling overseas.
“It’s obviously quite expensive to send the team of 20 players,” Langeveld said.
“All of the guys are paying their own way and we’re doing as much as we can to fundraise for them.”
The movie will be a screening of superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War at 6:30pm on Friday, April 27 at New Farm Cinemas in Brisbane.
Tickets are $35, buying entry to the movie, a drink on arrival and a ticket in the door prize raffle. For more details, visit the Facebook event here.