Cultural and Social
Proud to Play NZ 2016 will work in partnership with Auckland Pride
The philosophy of the Proud to Play tournament is based on the idea of playing sport in an inclusive environment – being proud to play, regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This aligns well with the Auckland Proud Festival, which the tournament sits alongside.
Auckland Pride is a two week long festival that begins with a festival day called the ‘Big Gay Out’, and a variety performance – the ‘Pride Gala’. A range of community events then occur over the following two weeks, culminating in the Pride Parade on the final day.