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pride cup

More football teams are being encouraged to hold their own LGBTIQ-inclusive Pride Cup matches after Queensland’s first was hailed a success last Saturday. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The Robina Roos …

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ALFW team Robina Roos toast the upcoming Pride Cup at their Gold Coast club

The Robina Roos’ AFLW team is getting ready to host Queensland’s first ever Pride Cup match this month to help fight homophobia in sport. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural …

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Robina Roos

Queensland’s first AFL Pride Cup match will be held on the Gold Coast in July. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural Robina Roos women’s AFL team made their debut in …

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Fremantle Dockers

Two AFL Women’s League players from the Fremantle Dockers have announced their engagement. Team captain Kara Donnellan proposed to her partner Ebony Antonio in Bali, where the couple are sharing post-season downtime with friends and teammates, Fairfax Media reported. “Oooop there it is… I finally gave in and put a ring on it!” Donnellan posted …

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Footballer Jason Ball has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the rollout of rainbow-themed Pride Cups to 150 AFL clubs around the country. “As a kid growing up in country Victoria, I loved playing footy more than anything else. But, as I got older, the football club also felt like the one place that I …

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Almost 9000 footy fans attended the first AFL Women’s League Pride Match in Melbourne on Friday evening. The match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs was the first ever AFLW pride game at Whitten Oval at Victoria University in Footscray. On the field, players all wore rainbow-adorned guernseys and ran through a banner …

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Hannah Mouncey

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she doesn’t agree with the AFL’s decision to block her from this year’s AFLW draft because of concerns over her size. The decision to ban the 28-year-old on the eve of the AFLW draft was met with controversy. Officials said the decision was based on the Victorian Equal Opportunity …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been blocked from participating in the AFL Women’s League’s 2018 season. The AFL said in a statement it based its decision on the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act, which states athletes can be discriminated against based on their sex “if strength, stamina or physique is relevant.” The draft subcommittee “carefully considered …

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