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On Thursday last week the Mount Alexander Falcons Women’s Sports Club launched a ginger beer made in collaboration with Shedshaker Brewing as a fundraiser to support the club and their community programs, which includes the outreach program at Tarrengower prison.

Your TT [Tarrangower Times] sports editor and Collingwood tragic was met in the Taproom by a group of club officials and supporters – many wearing club colours – and presented with a sample of the Falcons Ginger Beer to try. It does indeed have a pleasantly strong ginger flavour with, as their advertising blurb goes, ‘a warm mark of cinnamon and a sweet handball of lemon myrtle’.

Club President Alana Wearne said, “As a club, we want to support women and gender- diverse people from all walks of life, including those who are caught up in the legal system. The money we will raise by selling these cans will go towards our football and community programs, such as the AFL outreach program being run at Tarrengower women’s prison.”

The cans feature a striking design: a falcon in full flight. Falcons Assistant Coach Nicole Lord explained: “The label depicts a Falcon soaring beyond faint barbed wire – it is symbolic of the challenges and barriers that women and gender-diverse people may need to overcome. The picture represents the struggle for freedom and the Falcon depicts the determination to break free and dismantle the oppressive and discriminatory structures and systems that repress women and gender diverse people.”

The Falcons enter their second season in the Riddell District Football Netball League and kick off their campaign away at Romsey on Friday 12 April. Their first home game is on Friday 19 April at Harcourt Recreation Reserve against Kyneton in the Castlemaine Pride Cup clash, which kicks off Pride Week activities across Castlemaine. 

Tarrangower Times 19 April 2024

This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 19 April 2024.

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