The Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) will hold it’s inaugural LGBTI Round on Saturday 8 April across all competitions in support of the ‘Rainbow Round of Sport’. This round will aim to raise awareness around the issue of LGBTI prejudice and to push the mantra that sport is for all.
There will be over 50 rugby teams participating in games on the weekend and all have been encouraged to adorn their playing boots with rainbow laces, available for free to the clubs from participating retailers.
Victorian Rugby promotes inclusion within the sport and is committed to promoting accessibility to the game and making it a welcoming and unprejudiced environment for all who want to play, coach, referee or spectate regardless of their sex or sexuality.
Acting General Manager of the Victorian Rugby Union, Chris Evans said: “Here in Victoria we are committed to keeping rugby a game for all.”
“The VRU strongly promotes the Inclusion Policy as put forward by Australian Rugby and we are always working towards supporting and growing competitions no matter your background, gender or sexuality.”
“This round will be a fantastic opportunity for our Rugby Clubs in Victoria to also show their support of not only rugby players but individuals involved in the game at any capacity.”
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Source: Melbourne Rebels Media Unit