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.

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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.

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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.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sydney University Football Club supports Sydney Convicts rugby

Sydney Convicts rugby club reports on their partnership with the Sydney University Footbal Club:

Sydney University Football Club (SUFC), the Birthplace of Australian rugby which continues to breed many star Super Rugby and Wallaby greats, is teaming up with the Sydney Convicts, to once more help promote the message of diversity in sport and the community.

“Diversity in life, and sport, is a human right and I am proud that Sydney University Football Club is continuing to work with the Sydney Convicts to ensure this message is being received by everyone in the community,” said Tom Carter, SUFC player and NSW Waratah.

For the second year running, we’ll be playing an exhibition rugby 10’s game at the historic No. 1 Oval at Sydney University against The Students (SUFC) on Saturday 28th April, part of SUFC’s Diversity Day celebrations. The game is designed to spread the word about tolerance of diversity in sport and life and help with the fight against homophobia in the community.

SUFC is the first Premier Rugby Club anywhere in the world to become actively involved in such a cause and The Convicts will be fighting hard for the “Diversity Shield”, following a 24-5 loss to The Students in the inaugural match last year.

“The Sydney University Football Club is very pleased to be working with the Sydney Convicts for our Diversity Day. The partnership of these two well-known clubs is a fantastic thing for rugby union in Australia,” said President of SUFC, David Mortimer AO. “SUFC continues to be very proud to be associated with this initiative and helping to spread the word about diversity, not only in sport, but in everyday life.”

“It’s brilliant that Sydney Uni continues to put on a day especially designed to tackle homophobia in the community. It once again proves that rugby union is leading the way in supporting diversity in sport,” said David Whittaker, President of the Sydney Convicts. “We hope that rugby players at all levels will feel comfortable being themselves and will ultimately be able to enjoy the game without even thinking about their sexuality. The great leadership being shown by SUFC certainly helps us achieve this goal.” said David.

“You can be sure that the Sydney Uni boys will not be taking it easy on the Convicts when we play a match on Diversity Day”, said Sydney University Club Captain, James Swan. “Whether rucking or mauling, we will be in it to win and the Convicts are up for some tough competition from The Students!”

2012 is a big year for the Sydney Convicts. In late May, the team will be flying out to Manchester, England to compete in the 6th Bingham Cup, the World Cup of Gay Rugby.

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