The Team Sydney Sports Day Out, held at Sydney Boys High earlier this month, attracted a crowd of around 150 people who enjoyed demonstrations and interactive workshops in sports as diverse as volleyball, tennis, martial arts, basketball, rugby, and wrestling.

Volleyballers and basketballers tried wrestling, wrestlers tried volleyball, and basketballers and volleyballers switched teams to experience each other’s sports firsthand.

Tennis Sydney, which was hosting a tournament elsewhere, taught newcomers tennis basics.

The Australian Sailing and Cruising Club hosted a BBQ lunch and Freezone Volleyball and Unbiased Bowling provided coffee and cakes.

Spectres basketballers demonstrated a high level of fitness, taking out the six top places in the friendly competitions held at the event. The Woman of Steel, Man of the Mountain event was also hotly contested, with Stuart McFarlane and Michelle Emery taking out the men’s and women’s titles respectively.

The Sydney Convicts’ ‘Touch a Convict’ game and drills rounded off the day, allowing participants enough time to get home and watch the Wallabies in the World Cup.

Sydney Cr Phillip Black opened the event, encouraging Team Sydney to continue to seek funding and city support for events for the LGBTI community, despite several unsuccessful grant applications during the past year. He pointed to major funding for the transgender anti-violence project in 2010-11 as an area that demonstrated the City of Sydney’s ongoing support for the LGBTI community.

Photo by Peter KS (Sydney) from ASCC.

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