The Swans are proud to announce the Club will take part in this year’s Mardi Gras Parade, in what’s believed to be the first float entered by a professional sporting team.
It follows Swans players and coaching staff taking part in the parade in recent years, joining athletes from other sporting codes to say no to homophobia in sport.
The entry coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras and follows the Swans hosting the first Pride Game in Sydney for premiership points in 2017.
A limited number of spots have been allocated to 2018 Rainbow Swans financial members, which was determined via a ballot. All 2018 Rainbow Swans financial members as of 11.59pm on 4 February 2018 received an email on Monday, February 5 with the details explaining how to enter the ballot. Results of the ballot were sent out on Friday, February 9 to all members who entered the ballot. Successful entrants have until Friday February 16 to complete their registration. Should any additional spaces become available, an addition draw will be conducted from the original entries.
Important to note:
- One (1) entry per 2018 Rainbow Swans financial member
- Successful applicants will only be permitted one (1) entry into the parade
- Successful applicants will be required to pay a $100.00 entry fee. This entry fee will cover your costume for the event
- Successful applicants are non-transferable. If the successful applicant is unable to participate there will be a re-draw for the available position