The Newtown Jets recently held rugby league's first-ever Pride and Diversity Day match on Saturday 8 June at beautiful Henson Park in Marrickville. A rainbow flag was painted on the field and the mighty "bluebags" wore rainbow socks to show their support for the local LGBTIQ community. The Newtown Jets are a foundation rugby league team, and have a strong history of championing the inclusion of our LGBTIQ community, both as players and as fans. Newtown Jets Director David Ray said:
The launch of Pride and Diversity Day celebrates the contribution of the LGBT1Q community to our club and region. It reaffirms
that Newtown is everyone's team, and everyone is welcome at Henson Park.
Initiatives like this send a strong message, particularly to LGBTIQ kids, that they have value and a home in every
corner of Australian life. Most importantly, the Jets beat the Wentworthville Magpies 22-10.