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Two years ago it was impossible to get the AFL to come to the table to discuss homophobia in sport. Last Saturday, the AFL were providing the tables, chairs and a VIP luncheon for 80 invited guests at the pre-match function for the inaugural Pride Cup. Two arch-rivals, Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction battled for Aussie Rules first ever rainbow round, to win the Pride Cup, celebrating sexual diversity and inclusion in sport.  Yarra Glen took home the prize, a fitting result for the club that still to this day, has the only Gay Aussie Rules Footballer in the nation, Jason Ball.

 

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Tuesday, May 6 2014
Produced By Dean Beck
Featured in storyPresident of the Yarra Glen Football & Netball Club, Vinnie EriksonCarlton Football Club mid-fielder & Pride Cup Ambassador, Brock McLeanVictoria’s Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner, Kate JenkinsFormer President of Yarra Glen and Father of Jason, David Ball
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