The Flying Bats’ 2010 soccer season will start in April. The all-girl club has five teams participating in the North West Sydney Women’s Football Association.
“What I love most about the Bats is that it allows women of all sexualities and soccer abilities to come together,” Flying Bats Women’s Football Club spokeswoman Alicia Rich said.
“It promotes fitness and wellbeing, while providing a strong social network. We come for the soccer, but the Bats is more than just sport — it’s a community.”
Last year, the club had three of its five teams make the semi-finals with two teams making the grand final. The club is no longer recruiting new members but potential players and fans can register via their website.
The Flying Bats is sending a team to the 2010 Gay Games and will hold a fundraiser in collaboration with Betty’s Turn at the Clarence Hotel on Friday, March 26. The theme for the night is Eurotrash dress-up. Doors open at 9pm.
“We’re hoping to see lots of people dressed up and ready to bust a few moves to some fabulous Europop hits,” Rich said.
“We’re sending 16 players over to the 11-a-side soccer competition in Cologne. We’ve been fundraising to help pay for our uniforms and assist with some accommodation costs.”

info: For further details on the club, playing schedule and Gay Games fundraiser visit www.theflyingbats.com

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