Drag queens and drag flicks: The hockey match to celebrate Pride

Perth’s first ever Pride Cup Hockey Match is being held this year to celebrate pride in sport.

Simon Thuijs, President of the Perth Pythons Hockey Club, notes that there is a lot at stake at the upcoming match.

“Although the Pride Cup trophy is plastic and worth about $29, I know our two teams will be fighting hard to win it. There’s a lot at stake, like bragging rights for the rest of the year.” Thuijs said.

Organised by the Pythons, the inaugural event is free for spectators to come and watch.

“We’re excited to invite the community down to watch us play: there’s something special about watching a competitive hockey match where our teams celebrate goals with high-kicks and cartwheels” Thuijs said. “We play hockey and smash stereotypes while we’re at it. It’s awesome.”

With live commentary by local drag queens Fay Rocious, BarbieQ and Alexas Armstrong, that match is sure to be more going to be more than just sticks and balls.

“There’s going to be something for everyone” said Jesse Sounness, one of the main event organisers. “A live DJ, commentary by our hilarious local drag queens, a licensed bar with food and drinks specials, as well as sports-themed mini games throughout the night to give the spectators a chance to win prizes.”

The event is only possible thanks to a grant the Perth Pythons received from the Australian Sports Foundation’s ‘Sport for Everyone’ program.

“There were over 1,000 applications, but we were grateful to receive financial support from the Foundation to make our Pride Cup a reality. Without them this event would not be possible.” Thuijs said.

You can find out more on the event on it’s Facebook page.

Source: Media Release

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