Pride Round set down for Friday night in new initiative for Great Southern Football League Women’s competition
The Great Southern Football League Women’s Competition will hold their inaugural Pride Round on Friday night.
Supported by headspace Albany, Palmerston and Albany Pride, players will wear special socks in all three fixtures in round nine.
Pride flags will be used by the goal umpires and specially designed footballs will be awarded to the best player in all three games.
Natalie Jarvis said the initiative provides players and those in the broader community with a sense of inclusivity.
“You can’t be what you can’t see and if we don’t see spaces where we aren’t welcome to play or encouraged to play, where people don’t feel safe or belong then we won’t go there,” she said.
“I think being the inaugural event, it’s always exciting to be there in the beginning of something that will hopefully get bigger and bigger every year that follows.”
“It was led by the GSFLW committee who highlighted several rounds of importance that they wanted to roll out this year with pride being one of them.”
Royals will face Albany at 6.15pm at Retravision Stadium followed by Railways and North Albany at 7.45pm.
The other Pride Round fixture will be at McLean Park — Denmark-Walpole will host Mt Barker at 6.45pm.
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