On Saturday 12 October 2019, the 11th annual Pride Football Australia (PFA) Tournament will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Kevin Bartlett Reserve in Melbourne.
The PFA Tournament brings together interstate football clubs, players and their friends and supporters to share a love for football, in the spirit of competition, inclusion and diversity.
The morning of the PFA Tournament features a friendly social competition as a precursor to the two interstate cups in the afternoon:
- the Julie Murray Cup, between the Melbourne Rovers Soccer Club and The Flying Bats Women’s Football Club; and
- the Justin Fashanu Cup, between the Melbourne Rovers Soccer Club and the Sydney Rangers Football Club.
In 2018, The Flying Bats Women’s Football Club and the Sydney Rangers Football Club won the Julie Murray Cup and Justin Fashanu Cup, respectively.
This year, the Melbourne Rovers Soccer Club will seek to regain each cup on home turf.
Each year, the Pride Football Australia Tournament brings together three diverse sporting clubs to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community in sport. The tournament has been running for over a decade and provides us with a platform to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues and promote acceptance and inclusion in sport. – James Cardall, President
Anyone is welcome to form a small-side mixed team (maximum 10 players) and register to play on game day! The social competition kicks off from 10:00am.
The PFA Tournament is supported by individuals and organisations who share our passion for discrimination free, inclusive sport, including Football Federation Australia, Football Victoria, Pride in Sport and Proud 2 Play.
PFA is excited that game day will feature representatives from various local and interstate LGBTQIA+ community organisations.
As a non-profit organisation, working with like-minded organisations is key to our growth and impact in the community. Support from professional sporting organisations such as Football Federation Australia and Football Victoria allows us to embrace and promote an accepting and inclusive footballing community and for that we are truly grateful. – James Cardall, President
Entry is free for the whole day and anyone is welcome to watch the action and learn more from LGBTQIA+ community organisations from 10:00am on Saturday 12 October.
Football Victoria is a proud supporter of Pride Football Australia and the upcoming PFA Tournament. We strongly believe in spreading a positive message of acceptance, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to ensuring that football is for all, anywhere, anytime and is a safe and inclusive game. We thank Pride Football Australia for the opportunity to bring people together with this common goal
- FV CEO Peter Filopoulos