Sporting Pride and Dublin Lesbian Line team up for unmissable LGBTQ+ Women's Sports Day

The beginner-friendly event will allow attendees to try out rugby, soccer and/or ultimate frisbee.

A person playing soccer like on Women's Sports Day.
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Sporting Pride and Dublin Lesbian Line are coming together with some of Dublin’s most wonderful LGBTQ+ sports clubs to run a beginner-friendly women’s sports day event this June!

Taking place on Saturday, June 11, women and non-binary/genderqueer community members are invited to sign up for what promises to be a fun day out that includes taster sessions for tag rugby, soccer and frisbee, followed by some food and drinks on the grounds of Railway Union Sports club.

For the tag event, the Emerald Warriors, Dublin’s all-inclusive rugby club, will lead participants through some basic drills and activities. The club was formed in August 2003 to provide an open, inclusive and safe environment to watch, play and enjoy rugby. The Emerald Warriors’ vision is to be the leading inclusive rugby club, not only in Ireland but in the world, leading by example and achieving success as players, coaches and supporters through their pathway development and training.

The Phoenix Tigers will also be present on the day, taking the lead on a soccer taster. The Tigers was set up in June 2004 by a group of queer women to promote playing soccer among the lesbian and female bisexual community of Dublin and the surrounding areas. They are still going strong and are currently over in sunny Mallorca playing their hearts out in outrageous heat.

An introduction to ultimate frisbee will be the final activity, and who knows – maybe we can form Dublin’s newest LGBTQ+ sports club off the back of it!

Phil T Gorgeous, one of Ireland’s leading Drag Kings, will provide entertainment throughout, keeping you all engaged and motivated for the day.

All participants will receive a technical t-shirt and the price includes your post-activity burger and chips! Places are limited so register today via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment! For more information about the LGBTQ+ Women’s Sports Day contact [email protected]

With thanks to Dublin Pride, The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth, and Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing Partnership.

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