PRIDE Cup

Join us in supporting the epic annual clash to celebrate LGBTIQ+ diversity and inclusion in sport: THE PRIDE CUP!

In Geelong, we’re proud supporters of the Geelong Cats and AFL Barwon and we’re even prouder of their support for the Pride Cup – a local competition that promotes LGBTIQ+ inclusion and acceptance in community sporting clubs, to make sure that no player, official or fan has to choose between being themselves or the game that they love.

Since the first Pride Cup was held in 2014, there has been dozens more regional Victoria Football Clubs jump on board to support the game that shows their LGBTIQ+ community members they welcome and support them. And for the first year in Geelong we welcome the Women’s Pride Cup Game.

Women’s Pride Cup Game:

St. Marys Senior Women’s Football Club vs Colac Imperials Senior Women’s Football Club

Men’s Pride Cup Game:

Newtown & Chilwell Football Club vs Leopold Football Club

Where:

Elderslie Reserve Newton

#WeArePrideCup #GeelongPrideCup #RoarWithPride

Fast Facts about LGBTIQ+ inclusion and sport.

A VicHealth survey of more than 3,700 footy fans found:

  • Nearly three out of five participants had experienced or witnessed homophobia or transphobia at an AFL game
  • Before Pride Game more than 50 percent of LGBTIQ+ fans thought AFL games are not inclusive or welcoming
  • More than 90 percent of LGBTIQ+ fans found Pride Game safe, inclusive and welcoming
  • More than two thirds (67 percent) of straight fans said they were likely to intervene if they heard homophobic comments after the Pride Game.
  • Same-sex attracted Australians are up to 6 times more likely to attempt suicide compared to their straight peers.
  • A growing body of research shows LGBTIQ+ sports players feel like they need to be ‘in the closet’ in order to do so.
  • LGBTIQ+ people are three times more likely to experience mood disorders.