Pride night Sunday November 26th – Devils v Giants.
As a club the Devils are committed to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Following our support last season of the ‘You Can Play’ project, we are partnering with LGBT Sport Cymru. Their vision is to support the creation of a thriving, inclusive, sporting community across Wales, where LGBT individuals feel safe, welcome and free from discrimination.
This partnership will be marked at our home game on November 26th which falls during Stonewalls Rainbow Laces Week. The slogan for the campaign is ‘Make sport everyone’s game’ in support of LGBT. The players will be wearing special PRIDE jerseys on the night.
Chair of LBGT Sport Cymru Michelle Daltry spoke about the partnership: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Cardiff Devils and a huge thank you to the club and membership for all their support. LGBT Sport Cymru are striving for a society where sexuality or gender identity is irrelevant to a person’s engagement in sport of physical activity. To have clubs like the Cardiff Devils help to share this message provides such a huge opportunity for the LGBT community for which we are incredibly grateful.”
Devils GM Todd Kelman echoed this message: “As an organisation we are very proud to partner with LGBT Sport Cymru. Hockey is for everyone and we work hard to ensure everyone feels welcome at Ice Arena Wales on game night. Last year’s ‘You Can Play’ project was a good start but with this partnership we are laying the foundation for a long and successful partnership that promotes the key message that sport is for everyone”.
Andrew Hotham will take on the role of the official ambassador for the partnership between the Devils and LGBT Sport Cymru and work closely with the organisation to further promote this important message: “I’m delighted to take on this ambassador role” said Hotham, “LGBT Sport Cymru are doing some amazing work and it’s a cause that is very close to my heart and that I think is very important to promote.”