FOOTBALL - THURSDAY NIGHTS and SATURDAY MORNINGS
We are a mixed football club for the LGBTQ community and our friends. We run two regular training sessions, and we enter all sorts of different tournaments and events, locally, nationally, and internationally!
FOOTBALL - SATURDAY MORNINGS
We have a mixed open session on Saturday mornings in Kemptown.
HOW WE PLAY
We will have a kick around, maybe do some training for those who want to, and play a game. Depending on numbers we might divide into Pros and Virgins, but the session is presently mixed. Its a new session (Feb 2017) we are still working on format. Just turn up whatever time you can make it.
WHERE WE PLAY
We play at The Manor, just at the back of Kemptown MAP LINK. The facility is outdoors on 3G astro, so please wear appropriate firm ground boots, astro shoes or trainers. Players should consider wearing shin pads (we have some spares). There are separate men's and women's changing rooms.
WHAT IT COSTS
£3 for 1hr or £5 for 2hrs. You can play once without being a member but you must join BLAGSS after that.
FOOTBALL - THURSDAY NIGHTS
We have two Thursday night sessions; Pro's (6-7pm) and Virgins (7-8pm). The sessions are divided by ability not by gender, although the second session is more popular with women.
HOW WE PLAY
We will have a brief warm-up for 10mins and then head straight into a game. Football is a team sport, and nobody can play on their own, so we aim to keep everyone involved. These sessions are friendly and inclusive, with an encouraging and positive atmosphere.
WHERE WE PLAY
We play at The Manor, just at the back of Kemptown MAP LINK. See above.
WHAT IT COSTS
£3 per 1hr session. If you come for Pros and stay for the Virgins its £5.
FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA
Sussex FA have invited BLAGSS to take part in a men's and a women's game in aid of the FvH month of action in February. All supporters are welcome, and there is a bar and hot food catering service. To play you must register for the event.
MENS 11-ASIDE: FRIDAY 10TH FEBRUARY K.O. 8PM
WOMENS 9-ASIDE: FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY K.O. 8PM
The details are almost identical for both matches. Please meet at the ground at 6:30pm. The surface is 3G astroturf and you may wear any footwear except metal studs. Shinpads are mandatory.
**Full details to follow asap**
BLAGSS Men win Soho FvH Tournament
The BLAGSS men's team won the Soho FC winter 9-aside tournament on Saturday, held in aid of Football v Homophobia. In the group stage the boys lost, won and drew one game each; in the knockouts we won the quarter final 2-0 and won both the semi and final games on penalties each time! Much champagne was drunk to rounds of "champione, champione!" back at the hosts bar Rupert Street. This was our second ever piece of silverware, first as outright winners, and is a culmination of 5 years hard work getting football up and running.
BLAGSS Football Highly Commended
Congratulations to the BLAGSS Football group after they received a “Highly Commended' nomination in the Football Association's National Football Future Awards.
Their nomination was in the Unite Category and was given for “the group or individual who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to the game by working collaboratively and uniting others for a common purpose.”
The award was received in recognition of the work carried out with the Sussex FA. This promoted diversity and equality in the game locally. This includes the Pride Diversity Games held in Brighton that saw teams from around the country compete in a football tournament. Earlier in the year there was the annual Football vs Homophobia event.
BLAGSS Football Rep Elliot Toms congratulated Sussex FA, saying “clearly a lot of hard work and dedication has been put in. I’m delighted BLAGSS was nominated and we will be working to win the award outright next year! ”
Looking for something different? Check out the full list of of BLAGSS groups on the right, or see the other sports page for links to other London and Brighton LGBT friendly sports groups.
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