We don’t really seem to have four seasons in Sydney. After a few random hot days, suddenly we’re in summer. And we’re thinking about being outdoors, beaches, barbecues and bare skin. For many the realisation that the season has changed comes with the transition to daylight saving. The change also means more hours after work or at weekends for playing your favourite sport.
If you haven’t considered sport as an outdoor activity, now might be the time. Even some of the traditional winter sports have summer programs. Field hockey, soccer and softball all have summer activities. Running, tennis and tenpin bowling play through the seasons. Some clubs have summer breaks in January. It’s worth checking out your chosen sport on the various gay and lesbian sporting websites. Call at the Team Sydney site first to get the links.
If you are visiting poolside parties this year you can brush up your strokes with Wett Ones. If you want to stay on top of the water the Australian Sailing and Cruising Club should be your choice. There is a huge variety of sports available.
Many of the clubs runs training programs to coincide with the Mardi Gras Sports Festival. This year there will be extra effort to get people up to speed for the Melbourne Outgames in January.
Team Sydney helps to organise the sports festival. If you are interested in helping, we really need some more directors. This means about 10 percent being a director and 90 percent helping organise activities. We want to hear from anyone who can help, who feels altruistic about our sporting community and who enjoys a little bit of volunteer work. We try to give ourselves tasks with finishing dates so it doesn’t feel like a lifetime commitment.
We would like to hear from anyone who is interested. If you are already attached to a sports club that’s great. If you are female that’s even better.
Enjoy the outdoors, beaches and barbecues but please take care of your bare skin.
See www.teamsydney.org.au for all the gay and lesbian sport contacts.
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