Wanderers in the Community: Football and Pride celebration

This week, the Wanderers have been out and about in the community to continue their ongoing commitment to making football accessible and inclusive for everyone.

It all kicked off this week with the Flying Bats being named as the club’s Community Champions.

Established in 1985, the Flying Bats are widely considered to be the largest lesbian soccer club in the world and has provided a sense of community, friendship and sense of sporting camaraderie to generations of women.

The Community Champions Program aims to celebrate grassroots clubs within Western Sydney’s nine football associations who are dedicated to improving their community through football participation.

Associations nominate clubs within their associations that have shown perseverance, leadership, community and a community-first mentality. Once nominated, the Wanderers showcase the great work that these clubs are doing.

The Community team spent the week providing support to the Sydney IGLFA 2023 World Championships.

The event brought together LGBTQIA+ people and allies from across the world to participate in an inclusive football tournament that coincides with Sydney WorldPride.

The Wanderers would like to congratulate all teams, players and volunteers who participated in the tournament.

All Wanderers players and support staff were also involved in education sessions in the lead-up to the A-Leagues celebration of diversity and inclusivity this weekend with Pride Cup Chief Executive Officer James Lolicato leading the sessions.