Welcome to Brighton LGBT Sports Society
There used to be a time when if you said you were a member of the LGBT community sport wasn't on the agenda.
That's no longer the situation and some of us want to be playing as much sport as we possibly can. Well if that's how you feel you've come to the right place.
BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 400 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
Our aim is to encourage LGBT people to play sport. It's as simple as that. Sport is so important because health and fitness is such a vital part of our lives.
Our members are all different shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, and participate in sports as varied as badminton, tennis, squash, golf, running, football and cycling (and many, many more).
It's not all about sport though. There's a fantastic social side to BLAGSS. There are over 700 different sporting and social meetings every year. Have some fun playing sport and then have a good old chat about it in the pub afterwards.
BLAGSS is a great way to meet people, keep fit, and have fun.
If you're not yet a member, join now online!
You can also try out BLAGSS for free! Come along to your sport of choice with a FREE 1-day membership (court fees may apply). Just go to the relevant sport page on this site and message the organizer.
Viv Woodcock-Downey Named BBC South East Unsung Sports Hero of the Year
Surely the best news BLAGSS has ever had!!!
Congratulations to our Chair Viv Woodcock-Downey for being named the BBC South East Unsung Sporting Hero of the Year. Now onto the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards next month, let's hope Viv wins the overall award. Whatever happens she's a winner and so deserved.
Speaking about her award, Viv said:
"I am really proud to receive this award and this recognition of the success BLAGSS has in bringing people together in the city to play sport, get fit and make friends. I feel very humbled that I was nominated as our success is a team effort - it is the 20 or so Sports Coordinators who turn out regularly during the year to organise upwards of 500 sports events, and the nine committee members that work hard to make the Brighton LGBT Sports Society the fantastic success that it continues to be.
It is going to mean a great deal to BLAGSS to be associated with this award because it will help us to publicise what we do and what we offer in the city."
The BLAGSS website is currently undergoing a 'make-over'. New branding has been approved at the recent Annual General meeting and the new look website should be in place by January 2017.
We have negotiated discounts for members with the following local retailers.
186 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2BA
01273 821452 http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com
"We love the outdoors as much as you do. Our staff are experienced hikers, climbers, runners, campers, travellers and more, all eager to share their knowledge and experience to help you make the most of the outdoors. We pride ourselves on offering extensive training with first-hand experience to provide you with the best possible in store, online and over the phone."
15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor and Runners Need both in store and online. Mention BLAGSS at the till point
NICK RIVETT SPORTS
64 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FP
01273 251700 www.nickrivettsport.co.uk
We specialise in all racket sports - offering a racket 'demo' service where you can try all rackets before you buy. We also specialise in Cricket, Rugby, Womens fitness, Swimming & Running and are the only stockist in Brighton of the barefoot running shoe vibram fivefinger.
10% discount across the store for members. Mention BLAGSS at the tillpoint.