Pride in Our Game

Fiona Newton from the Chicks Talking Footy team reflects on the powerful significance of this year’s AFLW Pride Round celebrations. When the Chicks Talking Footy team interviewed Debbie Lee (VFLW champion and Bulldogs General Manager of Women’s Football) at the AFLW Pride Game broadcast for Joy 949 in 2020, we asked her what a Pride …

Pride in our Game

By Fiona Newton I’m often asked why we need to have Pride Games and what purpose they serve. The critics will even tell us to keep our politics and our ‘rainbow agenda’ out of football. However, football hasn’t traditionally been an inclusive place for the LGBTIQ+ community. In 2015, the first international study into homophobia …