Emerald City Kickball
February 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am - March 5, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST
Emerald City Kickball began in 2020 as a project to find a safe and affirming way to create an inclusive community during the pandemic.
As a recreational sport that is available regardless of skill level, kickball quickly became a vibrant piece of the LGBTQIA+ community. More than another competitive sports tournament, come experience our unique festival of sports, arts and culture.
Something for everyone! Our two-day Sydney WorldPride tournament is kickball on a grander scale. Featuring a First Nations’ led yarning circle connecting players to each other and the land along with a queer fashion half-time show all surrounded by the exciting competition.
Emerald City Kickball began in 2020 as a project between friends to find a safe and affirming way to create an inclusive community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recreational sport that is available to players regardless of skill or experience level, kickball quickly became a vibrant piece of the Sydney LGBT community.
What is kickball?
Kickball is a similar sport to baseball or softball, except instead of a using ball and a bat, the pitcher rolls a large, rubber playground ball to the kicker, who kicks the ball and runs the bases. Kickball is played on a regular softball diamond.
Teams score points, or “runs”, by running around the bases and reaching home plate. The fielding team ends each kicking turn, or “inning”, by recording three outs.