Wallsend West Newcastle Named As 2020 Australian Pride In Sport Awards Finalist

Wallsend West Newcastle have been named as a finalist in the 2020 Small Club of the Year category, at the annual Australian Pride in Sport Awards.

This award recognises the unique challenges faced by all small sports clubs and organisations in promoting LGBTQ inclusion and seeks to acknowledge the work and activity of those clubs that have made a positive impact on LGBTIQ communities, players and inclusion more generally within the 2019 calendar year.

This year, the Australian Pride in Sport Awards, held in Melbourne on 1 April, will feature international star Adam Hills as the keynote speaker. With the event hosted by Ladies Who League founder Mary Konstantopoulos. 

Steve Lewer, Wallsend West Nerwcastle President, is very proud that the club has been nominated.

‘Many thanks to Ivan Skaines and the crew at Newcastle Pride for nominating the club. It is a great honour to make it to the finalists round of this National awards. As the President of the Swans I can’t tell you how proud I am of our Club, our players and all of you who helped promote the Pride Day. For a club who proudly supports the LGBTQ community and the inclusion of all, it is a wonderful honour to have this bestowed on us; and cements the efforts that all of us put into the event in 2019. So I thank all that was involved last year in making our Pride Cup so special, and look forward to an even bigger one in 2020.’

The nomination comes after the Wallsend West Newcastle Swans ran the Inaugural Pride Round against the Wyong Lakes Magpies at Bill Elliott Oval on Saturday August 17, 2019.