Like many others sporting and football clubs around the country, this week Fitzroy posted a short, simple message online to indicate our support for marriage equality.
The message read: “We donned the rainbow laces in round 1 this year to show our support for inclusivity and diversity and our position hasn't changed #loveislove - we support #MarriageEquality”
We do make a stance on social issues every now and then. We don’t expect all our members or supporters will agree and we’re not telling anyone how to vote. But our position should send a message that we're an open and inclusive club that does its best to embrace diversity.
We regard Fitzroy people as part of a very big family. From that perspective, it’s very important that our players feel safe and supported at the club, to choose the path that is best for them. We're thrilled if our players see the club as a safe space and we'd like everyone to feel that way. #GoRoys#GoRoyGirls
Interest in the senior coaching role
Fitzroy has received several applications for the Senior Coaching role, which was advertised recently.
A panel will interview potential coaches in the coming weeks with an announcement expected in October.
Other coaching roles will be advertised shortly, with Richard Willingham indicating to the club that work commitments would keep him from the Reserves coaching role next season and Tim Bell stepping down from Under 19 duties after many years in the role.
All the finals action at the Derby
All of the AFL and NRL finals games will be featuring on the big screens at The Royal Derby, including the grand final which will be live and loud on 8 screens.
Don’t sit at home and watch, when you could be at Fitzroy’s home of sport for all the big games. It’s a great way to support Fitzroy Football Club’s major sponsor.