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Sydney Silverbacks (Harbour City Wrestling Club)

February 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am - March 5, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST

The Sydney Silverbacks Wrestling Club is an LGBTIQ+ and straight friendly Olympic Freestyle wrestling club based in Sydney. The community-based club is not-for-profit, with members helping with fundraising to keep access to training financially accessible for those of various socioeconomic backgrounds.

As part of Sydney WorldPride, the Silverbacks will be hosting an international wrestling tournament, reaching out to our affiliated clubs through international organisation Wrestling Without Borders, NSW Wrestling and Wrestling Australia.


Interested In Trying Out?


If you are interested in giving wrestling a go or would like to become a member, please register here.  New members get 3 free sessions excluding any Beginners Workshops. 

Please register for our Beginners Workshops on Friday 18th & Friday 25th March here.  For more information please see our Facebook event.

2022 Membership is $60 for the calendar year and 5 sessions for $50 otherwise casual sessions are $20 without the membership cost.  These sessions are carried forward if unused.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date information.

Hygiene & COVID Safety

As part of the Sydney Silverbacks hygiene policy we ask those that step on the mat comply with the following:

  • Trim finger nails and if going barefoot toe nails

  • If you have body odour, please ensure you have a shower.

  • Any piercings need to be removed or taped over to prevent injury.

  • Bring a towel to training.

  • Be prepared to sweat.  You may need to bring a second t shirt/singlet if you are a heavy sweater.

  • If you are unwell, please do not train.

  • Temperature check will need to be passed while covid is an issue.

Anyone training or visiting must sign in using Service NSW QR code app per NSW Public Health Order.

While wrestling is a contact sport where social distancing is impossible, part of the condition of training with the Silverbacks is to follow NSW Health guidelines.  Please check the NSW Health website and Facebook page for up to date information.

The club actively monitors cases and will temporarily stop training in situations deemed unsafe for our members and casuals training with us.  We will ensure the wrestling mat is cleaned before and after our session, with temperature checks for all wrestlers and visitors are undertaken.  A log of all members and visitors is kept for each session in the event contact tracing is needed.  Members also need to sign in

Gay Games Photos

Photos taken by Michael Prince


Wrestling is one of the world’s oldest competitive sports. It’s also a great way to get fit, boost self confidence and meet wonderful people!
The Sydney Silverbacks Wrestling Club (also known as Harbour City Wrestling Club) is a LGBTQI and straight friendly, not-for-profit community sporting club based in Sydney.
Founded in 1993, the club trains in Freestyle wrestling (a style that allows moves above and below the waist), and incorporates moves from Greco-Roman wrestling (a style that allows moves above the waist only).
We run weekly wrestling training nights, beginner workshops, regular intra-club tournaments and participate in national and international competitions, including the Gay Games.
Whatever your age or gender, you’re welcome to join the fun at our Friday night training sessions running from 7:30PM to 9PM, Spectators are also welcome !

Note: wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes, so never think your too small or too big 


February 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST
March 5, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST
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