Queer Sporting Alliance (QSA), Australia and New Zealand’s premier LGBTIQA+ community sports club, is proud to announce the launch of its newest project, Q League, an Australian first community basketball league led by and built for queer folk.
Held weekly on Wednesday night’s at Narrandjeri Stadium in Thornbury, Q League embraces the true spirit of basketball by celebrating the "all" in the sport’s title, prioritising fun over winning and welcoming people of all gender identities and abilities who often feel left out of traditional team sporting environments. Allies are also welcome to participate, as an integral part of the QSA community,
All games following the club’s ‘rainbow rules’.
The key variation from traditional basketball rules is the introduction of ‘rainbow cards’, awarded to players who score more than 10 points in a row, restricting them from the key until the end of the half. Unlike traditional community sports clubs and competitions, QSA has also implemented a ‘no try outs’ policy to provide everyone, no matter their sporting experience or basketball knowledge, the opportunity to join a team. To celebrate the achievements of all players, the last Wednesday of each month is dubbed ‘Rainbow Round’, complete with music by QSA DJs and cheering competitions.