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2023 World Pride

Last weekend, our Women's senior squad wore rainbow arm bands to join in with the current WorldPride celebrations happening in Sydney.

We acknowledge that while sport can feel like a haven or a safe space for many athletes, it can feel the complete opposite for gender-diverse and queer people. Taroona FC is a friendly and welcoming sports community, and everyone involved with the club makes a conscious effort to make football more inclusive of LGBTQ+ people.

A display of these colourful armbands is a small gesture, but we hope it speaks volumes. A big thanks to our Women's captain, Daisy, for organising the initiative.

Here is a helpful infographic from Pride in Sport which outlines recent statistics, as well as some of the challenges LGBTQ+ people have to navigate in the sporting sphere:

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