LGBTQI+ Pride in Sport

Tenpin Bowling Australia wants everyone to know they are valued and included in our sport. Whether it’s the first time visiting a bowling centre, joining a league or representing your state at a national championships – we aim to support each individual’s opportunity to bowl.

We’ve made a commitment via our strategic plan to have more people bowling and enjoying the sport through our pillar of Playful Connections. This means, we work with the community and individuals to identify opportunities to partner, celebrate, learn and grow through the platform of bowling.

We value our partners in the process of building truly inclusive tenpin bowling pathways and experiences; Australian Sports Commission and Pride in Sport.


Pride in Sport Index

Pride in Sport is a national not-for-profit sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of employees, athletes, volunteers and spectators with diverse genders and sexualities. The program has three core pillars in commitment (as Pride in Sport Members), measurement (via the Pride in Sport Index), and recognition (celebrated at the Australian Pride in Sport Awards).

TBA first applied for the Pride in Sport Index in 2023 and have begun the journey to improvement with ‘Foundation’ level for 2024.


Sydney Rams

The Sydney Rams are the most established LGBTQI+ inclusive league in Australia, started back in May, 1983 the club bowl weekly at Manhattan Superbowl in Mascot, NSW. They’re a great example of community support and inspiration to bowl together, amongst friends, in a welcoming and accepting atmosphere. Paving the way for other inclusive leagues and sports, the group are always open to new members or visitors. Head along to their bowling, socials or our coverage via News articles.

Sydney Rams Tenpin Bowling Club Inc. 
Phone +61 (0)482707646 
[email protected] 
http://sydneyrams.net.au  


IDAHOBIT

TBA acknowledges 17th May’s IDAHOBIT day, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex Discrimination and Transphobia. The date in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the WHO Classification of Diseases. Over two decades later, LGBTQIA+ communities still face discrimination – the stakes have never been higher to champion inclusion.

https://www.idahobit.org.au/ for more information including resources, rainbow flags and more.


Needing advice, help, support or assistance?

Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, transcending differences in language, ability, cultures, and beliefs, and provides physical, social, and economic benefits. That’s why we partner with Sports Integrity Australia to keep Australian sport  safe and fair, at all levels, for all participants.

Threats to sports integrity include competition manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse. For more details on the pathway to pursue, read: https://tenpin.org.au/about-tba/sports-integrity

For a list of TBA’s policy’s including Member Protection and Codes of Conduct visit: https://tenpin.org.au/about-tba/policies/

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