If you are looking to put yourself out there and engage in a little competition, why not join the Sydney Outfielders?
The Outfielders, a gay and lesbian-dominated softball club comprising 11 teams and approximately 160 players, is a group of diverse characters with varying sporting abilities all looking to achieve the same end – to get out there, meet new people and most importantly to have some fun.
Outfielders president Shirelle Jones said there are many benefits to being a member of the club.
“It is a great way to meet new people without having to go to pubs and clubs,” she said.
“We encourage people to get social while taking care of their health and well-being, and it means that people get an opportunity to get together in a different social setting.”
The Outfielders, while very gay and lesbian-friendly, is open to anyone with an interest or passion for softball.
“I know of a few that aren’t in fact gay or lesbian,” Jones said.
“We’ve been getting more people every year who simply feel it is an incredibly social league and want to join, even though they don’t identify with being gay or lesbian.”
The season has just got under way and will continue through the summer until next year’s Mardi Gras.
“Our main aim is to get a diverse group of people together to have fun in a non-threatening environment,” Jones said. “The bit of exercise we get is an added bonus.”
Visit www.sydneyoutfielders.org.au or contact Shirelle Jones on 0403 021 067.
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