Diversity & Inclusion
Our team will work closely with IGLFA and engage local, national and international organisations to promote greater LGBTIQ+ inclusion in football and sport more broadly.
Through the World Championship tournament we will seek to meaningfully engage participants and spectators from diverse communities, cultures and countries. We will take an intersectional approach that recognises that discrimination in sport on the basis of sexuality and gender identity disproportionately impacts transgender people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including Sistergirls and Brotherboys, and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.
We will build on the progress made towards LGBTIQ+ inclusion in Australian football by:
• Partnering with Football Australia to promote LGBTIQ+ diversity and inclusion initiatives for the tournament and in professional and grassroots clubs in the longer term
• Working closely with Pride in Sport, a leading sporting inclusion program that also benchmarks performance of organisations with regards to LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sports
• Continuing to grow awareness and impact of Pride Football Australia, including formation/expansion of local LGBTIQ+ clubs and participation in annual competitions
• Leveraging experience within the Flying Bats and Rangers in implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives within grassroots football
Critically, we will work with our partners to ensure that outreach and promotion efforts are relevant and welcoming to the full diversity of the LGBTIQ+ communities not only in Sydney and the rest of Australia, but also the Asia-Pacific region and across the globe.