The Sydney Swans will host the fourth official Pride Game for premiership points when they take on St Kilda at the SCG on Saturday afternoon.
Our rainbow family is very important to us and this year’s Pride Game will celebrate rainbow families. Stories will be shared throughout the week on the Sydney Swans website while our official LGBTIQ supporter group, the Rainbow Swans, will address players ahead of training. Learn more about Rainbow Swans membership here.
On game day the SCG will be a sea of colour – there will be a rainbow bay, rainbow markings on the field and the goal umpires will use rainbow flags.Sydney Swans players will wear rainbow socks, while St Kilda players will have rainbow numbers on their guernsey.
Keep an eye out for the Newtown Breakaways who will be activating on Driver Avenue. They are expanding their club to include a men’s team and need the help of the AFL community.
Meanwhile we’ve developed a Pride Game special edition AFL Guide to the Game after a request from our Rainbow Swans. Copies will be available at the game.
Pride Game was born in the pre-season of 2015 when the Sydney Swans hosted Fremantle in a celebration of Pride at Drummoyne Oval.
The following year, Sydney and St Kilda played in the first Pride Game for premiership points, with both clubs making the game an annual commitment and alternating hosting.
The last Pride Game at the SCG drew a crowd of 35,773 people for a celebration of colour, diversity and acceptance. The match in 2017 saw the Sydney Swans win an Australian LGBTI Award in the Community Initiative/Charity category.