Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Brianna Edwards says she’s looking forward to Saturday’s Pride Celebration round of games in the men’s and women’s A-League.
At a media briefing, the Football Ferns squad member said:
“It’s really important to have this celebration and to to celebrate people of all different identities and all backgrounds.
“Personally, it’s a huge moment for me to be able to step on the field with a club and a team that supports me and other people like me, and I think that’s that’s really exciting.
“There’s so much room for more awareness and more love and more of everything in this game and in the world, and I think that that’s going to be it’s going to be a huge step in the right direction for the club and for the A-Leagues.”
As part of the Pride Celebration, $1 from every ticket sold in the Pride Zone for the Wellington Phoenix’s double-header at Sky Stadium on March 4 will be donated to a rainbow charity to help ensure all LGBTI+ people feel included, accepted, and proud to be who they are.
“The Pride movement is close to many fans and players’ hearts and we’re extremely proud to be celebrating the diversity of our players and fans through a new Pride Celebration in 2023,” Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) CEO Kate Gill said.
“We want to reduce discrimination, increase education, and improve everyone’s experience when playing our sport so they feel safe, included, and welcome.”
Games to be played on Saturday March 4, 2023
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 3pm (NZT)
Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 5.40pm (NZT)
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