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Proud2Play Incorporated is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission.

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News + Media.

November 11, 2019

Current Bushrangers president, Stella Lesic, founded the club in 2015 after moving to Melbourne and realising there were limited options for the LGBTI+ community to socialize outside of a drinking – heavy environment. Starting as a single team, the club has now grown to include, as of January 2020; 9 teams in Melbourne, 1 in Brisbane, Auckland and Canberra. The Bushrangers Basketball provides a safe space for the LGBTI+, stating on their website; ‘We pride ourselves on creating safe spaces for L...

October 28, 2019

Last month Proud 2 Play were thrilled to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Christine Granger. Christine fills the role of outgoing Co-Directors, James Lolicato and Ryan Storr, who Co-Founded the organisation in 2016. James continues on with his incredible work at Pride Cup while Ryan will fill a permanent position on the Proud 2 Play board.

Christine brings with her a wealth of experience from the sporting, government and not for profit sectors. Most notably, Christine was the Coordinator...

September 23, 2019

Emily Fox is a transgender athlete with a passion for footy and a desire to promote intersectionality and inclusion within sport for the future. A proud Hawthorn fan (going on 25 years of membership), Emily’s passion begun as a 12-year-old playing against under 16’s, this taught her how to physically love the game, going on to describe the game as, “chaotic synchronicity, the ball and bodies forever defying physics. It’s beautiful.”

Proud 2 Play were fortunate to be able to sponsor Emily Fox for...

September 10, 2019

The Proud 2 Play Team, had a chat with Erica, following her appearance at the Wear it Purple Day, Panel Discussion at Cricket Victoria.

Q: To start us off Erica, can you give the readers an idea of your sporting journey, you have a real passion for cricket, so it would be great to hear where it all began.

A: I played cricket in primary and early high school. I was pretty terrible at it but I loved the game. What I didn’t love was being in a boys’ team. I actually enjoyed backyard cricket a lot mor...