Annual Pride Football Australia Tournament to be played this weekend

The 11th edition of the annual Pride Football Australia (PFA) Tournament will be played in Melbourne on Saturday.

The PFA Tournament brings together interstate football clubs, players and their friends and supporters to share a love for football, in the spirit of competition, inclusion and diversity.

The tournament will be held from 10am to 5pm at Kevin Bartlett Reserve.

The morning of the PFA Tournament features a friendly social competition as a precursor to the two interstate cups in the afternoon for men and women.

The women’s Julie Murray Cup is contested annually between the Melbourne Rovers Soccer Club and The Flying Bats Women’s Football Club.

While the men’s teams play for the Justin Fashanu Cup, between the Melbourne Rovers Soccer Club and the Sydney Rangers Football Club.

The Justin Fashanu (pictured above) Cup remembers and celebrates the life of the first gay man to publicly come out in professional football in 1990.

Sydney Rangers are the defending champions of the Justin Fashanu Cup, winning the event as hosts last year.

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