Joshua Cavallo (he/him) says he is looking forward to Adelaide United’s Pride Game on Saturday night, and praised the Club for seeing the idea become a reality.
The Pride Game will be a double header involving the Reds’ women’s and men’s teams, in what is the first of its kind in the A-Leagues.
Cavallo was proud to be a part of the process and was excited ahead of what will be a momentous occasion and a celebration of inclusivity.
“It’s phenomenal, it’s something that I could only dream of happening,” the 22-year-old told reporters at Coopers Stadium.
“And to know that my football club – Adelaide United – are doing an event that’s a Pride Game it really touched my heart and it means a lot to me and all the LGBTI+ community around the world.”
Cavallo added it was remarkable that within six months since coming out the Club had already organised a Pride Game.
“It’s quite emotional and personal,” he said.
“To see that in six months’ time, we’ve already done something like this and for the first club to ever do this, it’s pretty crazy and it’s pretty big.
“And to know that myself and the likes of Izzy (Isabel Hodgson) had an influence on this – it’s just absolutely crazy, it’s mind blowing.”
Adelaide suffered a deflating 4-1 defeat to Macarthur FC last weekend and Cavallo believed they have to quickly move on from the frustrating setback.
United also has eight of its remaining 12 fixtures this season at home and the aim will be to maximise that advantage, beginning with Central Coast Mariners.
“It did suck to lose 4-1,” he admitted honestly.
“It was a game we just lost out of our hands. Hopefully this week we have a turnaround and with this initiative with the Pride Game and playing Central Coast Mariners, I think we can definitely get the three points and bounce back.”