Sydney Swans and Los Angeles Rams team up for WorldPride

Two sports teams from opposite sides of the world are proud to come together to celebrate WorldPride in the port city.

The Sydney Swans are teaming up with the Los Angeles Rams for Sydney WorldPride, which marks the first time the event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride week.

Rams cheerleaders, staff and ‘Rampage’ mascot will march with the Sydney Swans in the iconic Mardi Gras parade, which this year returns to its traditional route along Oxford Street, ending near the Swans’ home in Moore Park.

It is the sixth time the Sydney Swans have taken part in the parade after becoming the first professional sports team to take part in 2018, while the Rams will take part in the parade for the first time.

Both sports teams also meet the day after the parade for a “come and try” event for families. Pride Goals, taking place at Moore Park on Sunday February 26th, is open to all and will teach participants basic AFL skills and cheer skills over a fun afternoon in the sun.

In addition, on Sunday 19 February, the Sydney Swans will bring red and white to Fair Day, the traditional rainbow spectacle at Victoria Park. Fair Day is one of the most popular events on the Mardi Gras calendar and Sydney’s official LGBTIQA+ support group Rainbow Swans will be on hand to discuss how to get involved with the team this season.

Meanwhile, Rams Cheerleaders will perform at Sydney WorldPride’s inaugural concert Live and Proud, Domain Dance Party, Pride Villages and Mardi Gras Parade. The Rams cheerleaders will also visit local schools and military bases and host cheer clinics for Sydney youth.

Sydney Swans Executive General Manager of People and Culture Scott Dalby said the club is looking forward to playing an active role in Sydney WorldPride and welcoming the Rams as part of the celebrations.

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“Professional sports organizations can be a powerful unifying force in terms of inclusion and equality. Our partnership with the Rams shows that this is the case regardless of geography or sport played,” said Dalby.

“Diversity is a strength. It’s reflected in the people who work for us, the fans who support us and the broader Sydney community we represent. We will always be strong about our values ​​and are pleased that the Rams share this ethos.”

Stephanie Cheng, the Los Angeles Rams director of international and special projects, echoed Dalby’s sentiments.

“We are thrilled to join forces with the Sydney Swans to carry Sydney WorldPride’s message of inclusivity and the power of sport,” said Cheng.

“Whether in LA, Australia or beyond, we’re proud to use our platform to speak up for all members of the communities we touch. Inclusion has always been a valued part of our organization and we are delighted to partner with the Sydney Swans and Sydney WorldPride to celebrate diversity and inclusion.”

Meet us at WorldPride events thanks to our Official Pride Partner HSBC.

fair day
Victoria Park, Broadway
Sunday, February 19, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m

Mardi Gras Parade
Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Saturday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m

pride goals
Lakeside Oval, Moore Park
Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m

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