Pride in Sport
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is a member of the Australian Pride in Sport program, committing to further develop and enhance the inclusion of LGBTQ+ participation in the sport of touch football.
Run by ACON, Pride in Sport is Australia’s first and only sexuality and gender diverse sporting inclusion program. It is specifically designed to assist National and State sporting organisations and clubs with the inclusion of LGBTQ+ employees, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.
Being a Pride in Sport member means changing practices and working towards a more inclusive, safe and healthy sporting environment for people with diverse sexualities and genders.
Jamie O’Connor, CEO of TFA, is excited about the opportunity that Pride in Sport will provide when helping promote positive messages and examples around LGBTQ+ inclusion.
“Touch Football Australia is pleased to have partnered with Pride in Sport,” said O’Connor.
“It’s part of TFA’s strategy to make Touch Football a completely inclusive sport that everyone feels welcome to play. We aim to provide a place on the field for everyone, so Pride in Sport’s values really align with those of our sport.”
Picture: Touch Football Australia’s CEO (Jamie O’Connor) and President (Anita Hagarty) marching on behalf of the entire touch football community in the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.