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In Partnership with Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) the inaugural Touch of Pride event tapped off last Friday at the University of Queensland, St Lucia (Brisbane).

Touch of Pride, an initiative from Touch Football Australia (TFA) to make Touch Football a safe, inclusive and welcoming place for all Australian’s regardless of gender, sexuality and diverse backgrounds, tapped off in wet conditions on Friday morning. Though this couldn’t dampen the mood of any of the corporate players who were out of the office taking part in the corporate division.

With 50% of each corporate team entry fee being donated to QLife, QLD project coordinator Yvonne O'Callaghan arrived to open the day and let all participants know how their donation will assist QLife provide more support to the LGBTQ+ community.

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The corporate division saw Eighteen (18) games played across the day to find out which organisation would take the cup back to the office for 2022. There were plenty of smiles, slips, slides and skill on show however the Corporate Cup was taken out in a thrilling Glam Final by Team Brave Services (5) defeating Glencore Technology (2).

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Next up was the social division which tapped off just after the corporate Glam final on Friday night. Ten (10) teams competed in a social, relaxed and the first All Gender Touch Football competition in Australia, enabling players to participate anyway they feel comfortable. Plenty of colour, rainbows and glitter was on show as teams looked to make sure they were the best dressed on field!

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The social division continued Saturday Morning and while the social aspect was kept throughout the day the relaxed feel started to become slightly more competitive as the semi-finals drew nearer though the music and good vibes ensured everyone’s spirits remained high!

It all came down to the Glam Final with team UQ Student Hub featuring representative Touch Football players Lucia and Isabella Fildes taking the win over Criminal Intent 7-2.

Touch of Pride will be back in 2023 with dates and venue to be announced shortly.

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