History created – Molonglo launch Inaugural Pride Round in Canberra
A game-changing match of football is set to make history as the Molonglo Juggernauts host AFL Canberra’s inaugural Pride Game when they meet the ANU Griffins in Round 12 of the UNSW Canberra Women’s Community League.
The game, scheduled to take place on Saturday July 6th, aims to raise an important conversation around inclusion while celebrating the AFL community’s LGBTQI fans, players and staff.
Players will showcase their support by wearing pride inspired guernseys with rainbow armbands while goal umpires will use rainbow flags throughout the match.
Minister Chris Steel will be in attendance to present with Molonglo’s Club President Jake Dunne about the importance of pride and diversity in sport. Minister Steel will then participate in the coin toss ahead of the third grade men’s game.
Gabrielle Summerville of the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s Team spoke about what the round means for her.
“It makes me feel supported by my team mates and the club as a whole,” Summerville said.
“I feel confident that I can always be myself without the fear of judgement or rejection.”
AFL Canberra’s Community Football Manager Garry Lawless shared it was great to see the initiative for the round.
“We have always considered ourselves an ‘Inclusive’ sport – the game on the weekend is yet another example of this” he said.
“We welcome all to experience and celebrate this game, and hopefully this game will continue to be celebrated annually.”
All you need to know:
- Date: Saturday 6thof July 2019
- Location: Stirling Oval
- Kick-off: Women’s will play at 10am prior to the Reserves at 12pm and Seniors 2pm.