Extra Time 4 with Pride of the Terraces

A prevalent theme for underrepresented communities in sport is that you can’t be what you can’t see. It is a refrain often repeated in women’s sport, football especially, but it is just as true for the LGBT+ community. It was particularly pleasing, therefore, to see such a prominence of articles across several media outlets for …

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Kyle Yeats: “I know the club was a bit of a lifeline for me during the first lockdown, and I’m sure it has been for others too.”

As someone who was never particularly interested in sports growing up, the idea that Kyle Yeats would be doing PR for a rugby club never even came close to entering his mind. Holding the role of publicity officer at Aberdeen Taexali though, that is the exact situation that the 30-year-old finds himself in. Born and …

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Ruairidh Macdonald: “Everything that I had feared it was going to be was proven wrong.”

Growing up between Texas and Dubai, Ruairidh Macdonald had never come across an inclusive rugby club before coming home to Aberdeen for university. With the oil and gas industry sending his family around the world, Macdonald found himself far from the north east of Scotland, but he still managed to play rugby on the other …

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