Club: Sydney Spectres
State: NSW
Sport: Basketball
Founded: 2002


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From the desire to represent your city in a sport you love. The desire to come together and make friends with people, who (like you) have the courage to stand up proud to be seen and counted. The desire that drove Jaye Mitchell to organise a team to compete at the 2002 Sydney Gay Games. A team that has grown in size and enthusiasm, picking up players, and picking up momentum as we (as a community), barrel towards equality.

This year we are celebrating 18 years together. From maintaining visibility in local basketball competitions, to helping queer and questioning people find friendships and a sense of community within a safe, fun and supportive environment. Many lasting bonds have been formed on our basketball courts. These bonds stretch out to the dancefloor, to the bars, the parades, the community days, the trivia nights, the nights out, to bbq’s at home, and sometimes even to the start of new families.

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