Published on March 1, 2019 3:21 pm

Head of AFL Victoria Rick Bell signs the Pledge of Pride.

AFL Vic signs Pledge of Pride

AFL Victoria has joined a number of other sporting codes to show its support for Pride Cup Australia’s ‘Pledge of Pride’.

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For the first time, CEOs of Victorian, team-based sporting organisation came together on Tuesday and made a “Pledge of Pride” to demonstrate the  commitment to welcoming and celebrating diversity and inclusion in our respective sports.

The event was also the formal launch of the Pride Cup Handbook – A critical resource to give host clubs a step by step guide to running their own Pride Cups. The Handbook collates five years’ worth of lessons, ideas and tips from the many clubs that have held Pride Cups to date.

Head of AFL Victoria Rick Bell said signing the pledge was important to ensure that LGBTI+ people can feel safe and experience the benefits that the sport of Australian football provides.

“AFL Victoria is committed to being the most accessible sport for all Victorians, and we we’re proud to show our support for the Pledge of Pride to ensure that we’re continuing to create safe and inclusive environments for everyone to be part of our sport,” he said.

“Many football Clubs and Leagues across Victoria have already conducted Pride Cup events to celebrate diversity and inclusion in their local area. We encourage other Clubs and Leagues across the state to download the Handbook to get practical advice on how to conduct their own Pride Cup events.”

  • CLICK HERE to download the Pride Cup Handbook…

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