THE Flying Bats women’s football club and the Sydney Rangers handed over a $500 cheque to the Community Brave Foundation earlier this week. 

The two teams held the inaugural Trashes Charity cricket match on Australia Day at Erskineville in Sydney. The event saw scores of people turn out on the day, which included a fancy dress competition for ‘blokiest bloke’ and ‘trashiest all-rounder’.

“Cricket not being our first sport of choice was always going to be an interesting challenge, but it was a lot of fun learning some new skills, meeting new friends and of course raising money for Community Brave,” Flying Bats president Sophie Partridge said.

“We are proud to be associated with Community Brave, particularly as our club culture is all about creating an inclusive, positive and supportive community.  Sport is a great way to build a support network to help tackle discrimination, so it’s a natural fit for us to support the aims of the Community Brave Foundation.”

All proceeds from the day will go towards the foundation that is looking to eradicate online bullying, homophobia, transphobia and youth suicide.

Community Brave founder Rami Mandow thanked the Flying Bats’ Anna Flynn, who was currently training as a CommBrave mentor, and Sydney Rangers’ Dan Lord for making the event happen.

Both teams are currently taking registrations for the 2014 season. For details visit: www.theflyingbats.com or www.sydneyrangersfc.com

For information Community Brave Foundation visit www.thecommunitybravefoundation.org.au

(Image: Sydney Rangers’ Dan Lord, Community Brave founder & chairperson Rami Mando, and the Flying Bats’ Anna Flynn)

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