DESIGNED WITH PRIDE
This year, we proudly announce the launch of a special pride stick to pay homage to the historic 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. This extraordinary stick has been collaboratively designed by our talented athletes and esteemed LGBTQI+ ambassadors, Anne Veenendaal (Oranje Hockey, NL), Abi Raye (Red Panthers, BE) and endorsed by Simon Gougnard (Bel Lions, BE)
FUTURELAB : PRIDE EDITION 2023 : NXT BOW
Introducing the FutureLab, our most advanced and lightweight creation to date. This remarkable stick embodies the essence of the future, tailored for those who possess an innate desire to stand out and excel.
We are not just focused on innovation, but also on making a meaningful impact. Our commitment, 15% of the proceeds from each sale of the FUTURELAB : PRIDE EDITION 23 will be dedicated to organizing events in partnership with OUT FOR THE WIN, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering a more accessible and secure sports environment for the LGBTQI+ community.
Join us in shaping a future where diversity thrives and inclusivity prevails in the realm of sports. Together, let's build a world where everyone can participate without hindrance and celebrate their true selves.
CREATING A SAFER PLACE TOGETHER WITH OUT FOR THE WIN
At Osaka, our core mission is to spread the love for field hockey worldwide. We firmly believe in making the sport accessible to everyone, creating a safe environment that transcends gender, body type, sexuality, and gender perception. As a brand, we proudly stand in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community and our LGBTQIA+ athletes across the globe.
We understand that actions speak louder than words, which is why we have joined forces with OUT FOR THE WIN. Together, we are dedicated to fostering safer and more inclusive hockey clubs where individuals can freely express themselves, regardless of their body, sexuality, or gender identity. We are committed to combating LGBTQI+ phobia both on and off the field.
FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR GAME
It is crucial for us to ensure that our partnerships, clubs, and athletes align with our shared values. We believe that true pride extends beyond a single moment on the calendar—it requires an ongoing commitment to our athletes and fans within the LGBTQI+ community.
To solidify this commitment, we are organizing our inaugural event with OUT FOR THE WIN in September 2023. This event will focus on education and spreading awareness so that their organization, teams, and fans can actively implement and promote the message of equality and recognition. At Osaka, we proudly stand alongside the community in the fight against hate and prejudice. This is just the beginning of our journey. Together, with determination and unwavering support, we will create a future where the love for field hockey knows no bounds and where every individual feels accepted, valued, and celebrated.