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Daily Telegraph

Sydney Rangers becomes first openly gay and inclusive football club in Australia

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ABC NewsRadio

SRFC’s, Duncan Jones shares why it is so important for Sydney Rangers FC to become the first openly gay mens football club, in Australia.

SRFC’s Duncan Jones starts his discussion at 33 minutes


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Homophobia in Football 2017:

Saturday 18 February 2017: The Banner

Fans from official Western Sydney Wanderers (WSW) supporters group, the RBB (Red & Black Bloc) unfurl a homophobic banner depicting a gay sex act with Sydney FC Coach, Graham Arnold. It is held aloft in full view of the 44,843 packed stadium for a number of minutes.


Sunday 19 June – FFA Condemns Banner as “Homophobic”

The media coverage was extensive with SRFC commentary in Four Four Two Magazine, ESPN International, Nine Wide World of Sports, SMH, SBS World Game, the gay press and regional newspapers. SBS News invited me twice to appear on their national nightly news and some of the positive developments for our club was making contact with Sydney FC who have committed to an annual pre-Mardi Gras match. Two important photo stories with Emily Shrubb, President of Flying Bats and Graham Arnold Sydney FC Coach & players appeared in the SMH and The Daily Telegraph. Western Sydney Wanderers have also committed to working with us during the Rainbow Round of Sport.

We thank Rob Nice for organising SRFC to appear on the Jackie & Kyle Show at KIIS FM during mardi gras week, the number one breakfast show in the country with massive viewership and reach.


FFA condemn homophobic Wanderers fans’ banner in Sydney derby


FFA slams WSW fans’ ‘discriminatory’ banner


Tuesday 21 June 

Wanderers fan base RBB refuse to back down over their lewd banner


Wednesday 22 June 

Western Sydney ban 14 fans after offensive banner display


Thursday 23 June  

Western Sydney Wanderers ban 14 RBB members over offensive Graham Arnold banner


Football fans condemned for homophobic oral sex banner