Playing with pride

North Western Titans celebrated Pride Round on Sunday. (Supplied)

Tara Murray

North Western Titans took the field in a blaze of colours over the weekend as they celebrated the competition’s Pride Round.

The club marked the occasion on Sunday during their crucial battle against Footscray in the Baseball Victoria Summer League men’s division 3 competition.

Pride Round is designed to create awareness around sexual and gender diversity and the importance of providing an inclusive, safe and supportive environment for everyone.

Titans president Danny Haymes said everyone at the club threw their support behind the day.

Haymes said the club has made a big focus on making clear that everyone is an equal and they are one big family.

“It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, gay, lesbian or straight, or your what race you are, everyone is part of our family and we mingle really well,” he said.

“We want to set the standard for the sport.”

Sunday’s round included bases painted in rainbow colours and some of the players donning colourful zinc.

Baseball Victoria provided the club with a rainbow flag to display.

Haymes said the round was a really good day for all involved and reminded them about what the game is about – having fun.

He said the club will look to have a pride round every year and consider getting special uniforms in future years.

The men’s side topped the day off by sealing a finals berth with a hard-fought 3-2 victory.

Tara Murray