Flinders University is proud to support the inaugural A-League Pride Game, hosted by Adelaide United, to be held at Cooper’s Stadium, Hindmarsh, on Saturday 26 February.
Adelaide United is the first A-Leagues Club and the first professional football team to host a Pride Game in Australia, with the women’s team kicking proceedings off against Melbourne Victory, before the men host Central Coast Mariners.
Players from Adelaide United women’s and men’s teams will both be wearing rainbow names and numbers on the back of their playing jerseys in a show of support and solidarity for the LGBTI+ community. In another special feature, entertainment on the day will feature performances by cabaret performer Issie Heart (they/them) and Qwire, Adelaide’s LGBTI+ inclusive choir.
“This is a significant day for myself, members of the LGBTI+ community, and Adelaide United,” says Adelaide United defender Josh Cavallo.
“Adelaide United is an incredibly inclusive environment and is like one big family.
“They’ve been extremely supportive of me since I arrived in Adelaide, and I couldn’t be prouder of what the club, together with Pride Cup, have organised.”
Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says Flinders University is proud to partner with Adelaide United and to support this very important event.
“Our values of equity and inclusion are well-aligned with those of Adelaide United Football Club and we are pleased to find new ways of continuing to build awareness for the LGBTI+ community,” says Professor Stirling.
“Unfortunately, research shows discrimination remains a major obstacle to participation for members of the LGBTI+ population, and we must all play our part in creating positive change.”
Tickets for the double header are now on sale and you can purchase yours here. Don’t forget that Flinders University staff and students can get 50% off ticket prices by entering the code FLINDERS50.