Parrots lead the way to Bern
14th February 2023
Team Scotland for EuroGames Bern
Perth Parrots Floorball Club have announced that they will be joining Team Scotland participating in the EuroGames this summer in Bern.
The EuroGames are a multi-sport event for LGBTIQ+ people and their friends, and is licensed by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation. This 20th edition of the Games will take place from 26th-29th July in the Swiss capital and there are 26 sports already on the schedule.
Team Scotland is an opportunity to join together with other participants to enjoy the full EuroGames experience. You don't need to be in a team, you don't need to be travelling with others, you don't even need to be good. Although Scots have taken part in many EuroGames and Gay Games over the years, this marks only the 5th time that a Team Scotland has been coordinated to participate.
On announcing their participation, Team Captain of Perth Parrots Kirsty Welling said: “It is a fantastic honour to be representing our country and the LGBTI community. Visible LGBTI sporting role models are still very limited and it’s our hope that we are helping address that by inspiring others from the LGBTI community to reengage in sport. We are the only LGBTI Floorball club in the UK and meeting other LGBTI clubs from across Europe is something we are really excited about.”
Registration is now open for EuroGames here and for Team Scotland athletes signing up through LEAP Sports, you can enjoy the discounted membership fee. LEAP Sports also have a small bursary scheme for assistance to those most in need and the bursary scheme is now open here. There is also a formal outreach programme being run by the organisers which you can find out more about here.
Are you going to EuroGames and want to join Team Scotland? Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll keep you up to date with all the plans on events, kit and the all important flag-bearer.