Rainbow shines for TTU at Pride Cup

June 18, 2018 6:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Rainbow shines for TTU at Pride Cup

Traralgon-Tyers United Football Netball Club took out the second annual Gippsland Pride Cup in a day of celebration at Tyers Recreation Reserve on Sunday.

In trying conditions, the Bombers won seven of the nine games on the day, including the senior football and A grade netball matches to retain the cup that was first contested at Glengarry last year.

The Gippsland Pride Cup aimed to harnesses the power of sport to send a message of hope, inclusion and acceptance to LGBTI athletes, officials and supporters.

Rainbow decorations adorned the football ground and netball court in a display of solidarity and a bid to celebrate diversity and inclusion and tackle the issue of homophobia in sport.

In addition to the decorations and the overall trophy, one player in each game was awarded the Pride Cup Medal for their performance.

Pride Cup founder and prominent LGBTIQ+ advocate Jason Ball addressed the crowd and participating teams in a pre-match address, with Traralgon City Band providing half-time entertainment.

The event was supported by AGL Loy Yang, Latrobe Regional Hospital, AFL Gippsland, Netball Victoria, GippSport and Latrobe City, with funding provided by the Gippsland Primary Health Network.

Final results:
Senior footy: TTU 22.17 (149) d Glengarry 1.4 (10). Best on ground: Guy Sinclair (TTU)
A Grade netball: TTU 41 d Glengarry 35. Best on court: Sharyn Henry (TTU)
Reserves footy: TTU 14.16 (100) d Glengarry 5.3 (33). Best on ground: Rhys Martin (TTU)
B Grade netball: Glengarry 50 d TTU 32. Best on court Amy King (Glengarry)
C Grade netball: TTU 32 d Glengarry 18. Best on court: Katie Kindellan (TTU)
D Grade netball: TTU 28 d Glengarry 20.Best on court: Sarah Johnson (TTU)
Thirds footy: Glengarry 8.8 (56) d TTU 2.5 (17). Best on ground: Tom Harris
17&U netball: TTU 39 d Glengarry 14. Best on court: Stephanie Henley (TTU)
15&U netball: TTU 36 d Glengarry 20. Best on court: Emma White (TTU)

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This post was written by Michelle Kyle

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