Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Come out and wrestle with Sydney's Harbour City Wrestling Club

A message from Sydney's Harbour City Wrestling Club, a member of FGG member organizations Team Sydney and Wrestlers Without Borders:

Established almost 20 years ago, the Harbour City Wrestling Club (HGWC) is a gay and gay-friendly not-for-profit group that practises amateur Olympic Freestyle Wrestling here in Sydney.

In fact, it’s the only gay-focused wrestling group in Australia. The club trains in freestyle wrestling (a style that allows moves above and below the waist), and incorporates moves from Roman-Greco wrestling (a style that allows moves only above the waist).

The HCWC trains every Friday at 7pm at Boxing Works in Darlinghurst. Everybody is welcome, and they’re happy to accommodate beginners. People coming for the first time should go to the reception and ask for Harbour City Wrestling.

The cost is $15 per session or $12 for members.

Training is at a similar intensity to a gym workout and wearing gym gear is fine. Spectators are always welcome with a gold coin donation.

After training, the HCWC heads for a meal at a nearby pub — again, everybody is welcome.

Over the years, club members have participated in wrestling tournaments both locally and overseas, with wrestlers taking part in last year’s Gay Games in Cologne. The club is currently working towards participating in a wrestling tournament in San Francisco in November*, and working towards the next Gay Games, in Cleveland in 2014.

info: Email harbourcitywrestling@gmail.com or visit www.hcwc.com.au

*At Golden Gate Wrestling Club's Folsom Street Fair tournament.

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