Basketball joins World Pride 2023

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Basketball Australia and Basketball NSW will co-host the inaugural Pride Basketball Australia Tournament as part of WorldPride 2023.

The event will be held at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney from February 22-24.

The Pride Basketball Australia Tournament is a celebration of inclusivity that is open to adults of any sexual orientation or gender.

Basketball NSW and Basketball Australia are both proud members of Pride in Sport, the aim is to make this an annual event that will be hosted in conjunction with future Mardi Gras events.

Maria Nordstrom, CEO of Basketball NSW said “Basketball is Everyone’s Game, and we are excited to partner with Basketball Australia in hosting the tournament. We encourage those not just in NSW but from all over Australia to register either as a team or individual and play the game we all love”.

At this time, we are accepting expressions of interest from teams and individuals interested in participating. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) will communicate directly on all matters relating to the tournament.

To express interest click here.

The Pride Basketball Australia Tournament is open to teams from Australia and internationally.

About World Pride

WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with cities competing to host the event.

The right to host it is licensed by InterPride which has representatives from nearly every Pride organisation around the world. Previous WorldPride celebrations include New York in 2019 marking 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, and Copenhagen in 2021 celebrating both WorldPride and the EuroGames.

Sydney was chosen by InterPride members to be the host of WorldPride in 2023, marking the first time a city in the southern hemisphere had been chosen.

Sydney WorldPride will incorporate all the beloved Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras events, plus a broad festival offering across arts, sport, theatre, concerts, parties, First Nations programming and a human rights conference.