PFA acknowledges and appreciates the support of its founding clubs, including the importance of the work of each club in their respective communities.
Melbourne Rovers Soccer Club
Melbourne Rovers was formed in June 2008, as a LGBTIQ soccer club to foster the playing of soccer so as to achieve the general aims of physical and social fitness, health and recreation. Melbourne Rovers are a mix of players from different backgrounds, who range in age from 18 to 55. While many players in the club identify as same sex attracted, there are also a number of players and officials who identify as bi-sexual or straight.
Sexuality is not an obstacle for playing for Melbourne Rovers and their affiliated clubs.
Sydney Rangers Football Club
Sydney Rangers Football Club is Australia’s first and Sydney’s only gay and inclusive men’s soccer club. Founded in 1997, the Sydney Rangers are a group dedicated to building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players of all sexual orientations and from all levels of playing experience.
Sydney Rangers competes in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association and in various domestic and international competitions throughout the year.
The Flying Bats Women's Football Club
The Flying Bats is a not-for-profit women’s community football club. Our ethos is simple: we love football (soccer) and we want to share the joy. We believe in inclusivity, health + wellbeing, and creating a sense of community.
We’re all about football for all. We’re a friendly bunch. We’re not exclusively lesbian – we welcome all women to come and play football and socialise. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, the Flying Bats will find a space for you on the pitch.
With over 100 individual players, 6 or 7 teams, plus coaches and supporters, there’s lots of people involved in making your season a great one!