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Get to Know Proud 2 Play Athlete: Emily Fox

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 her 2019 season playing Australian Rules with the St Kilda Sharks where her and her team were able to win the Premiership, being Emily’s first flag since she was 15 but also the first flag as the per

5 Minutes with Erica James

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 more because it wasn’t gendered at all and, although no-one knew I was really female (apart from me), that was really important to me. As soon as I was allowed to stop playing, or maybe as soon as I ha

A Week In Purple

Last week was action-packed for Proud 2 Play, with two significant events celebrating Wear it Purple Day (officially held on Friday, 30th of October). The first being a panel discussion on the importance of LGBTI+ visibility and inclusive policy in sport followed by the annual Lawn Bowls Pride over the weekend, a sold-out event that welcomed rainbow families and LGBTI+ people to join together for a day of free lawn bowls, lunch and entertainment. The two events engaged all members of the sporting and LGBTI+ community to show that inclusion in sport can be enjoyed by all. Nearly 70 attendees from all areas of the sports industry came together to hear from al all-star panel featuring; Wear it

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