Football Dates for 2015
May: 7th, 14th*, 21st*, 28th*
June: 4th*, 11th*, 18th*, 25th
July: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Aug: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
6 consecutive weeks marked * are outdoors at Sussex University Falmer Sports Centre, weather permitting. See below.
Thursday Night Football: Pros 6-7pm Virgins 7-8pm
Girls and boys, get your kit on Thursday evenings at Brighton College sports centre in the heart of Kemptown!
It's indoors, bring trainers or football shoes, water, and (most importantly) your £3 subs.
We will warm up and practice a few drills for the first 15mins before playing a game for the last 45mins.
We aim to cater for all abilities and nobody is left out. You can come regularly or occasionally, whenever you like. The earlier session is manly guys and a bit physical, but the later session is completely mixed.
There may be periods when the hall is in use by the school (e.g. exam times) so please make sure you are on the mailing list to get updates.
There are no parking facilities on site, but there is street parking nearby at £1/hr. Plenty of buses run along Eastern Road (1/1A/7/14C/14B/71/73/94A/23/52). Location map
If this is your first visit, please arrive in good time (15mins before) to find the sports hall and get ready. I aim to be around from a-quarter-to and wear a Blagss T-shirt, so come and introduce yourself, I don't bite.
Email or text me any questions, cheers.
Sussex FA vs BLAGSS in aid of Football vs Homophobia
The teams played out a 0-0 stalemate, but the game was far from uneventful. BLAGSS had some of the better chances, going just over the top right corner in the first half, and hitting the crossbar early in the second. Sussex turned-on the pressure late in the second half and came close to stealing a win, but the BLAGSS goalie did an excellent job between the sticks to keep a clean sheet and win man of the match.
BLAGSS were presented with a commemorative banner by Sussex FA Chairman Mathew Major, and both groups agreed to make this an annual fixture. BLAGSS Football Rep Elliot Toms said “We thank Darren, Ashley and the Sussex team for a great day celebrating diversity in football. Our affiliation marks the positive contribution the LGBT community and our friends can make in the national game, and visa versa. We just want to share our love of football, and we are always looking for new members of all abilities.”
Worthing Football Club proved excellent hosts, sacrificing their beautiful pitch in the process. Around 50 supporters came along to the event, and £75 was raised in donations for charity.
BLAGSS vs Bexley Invicta 19/01/15 Match Report
BLAGSS/GFC Brighton play in LGBT Tournament
Members of BLAGSS teamed up with GFC Brighton and Hove to play in the London Titans FC's annual LGBT 11-aside tournament. We came a respectable 9th out of 11, winning one game, drawing one, and losing another. Wonder goals from Blagss members Kurt and Chang were the feature of the day.
We hope to be able to attend more tournaments around the UK and beyond - please express your interest!
Ladies Football Coordinator Wanted
We are looking for a ladies coordinator for football, to help keep sessions mixed. Please email me.
BLAGSS on TV
At the recent Sussex Uni FvH event, BLAGSS members were interviewed by Latest TV who recorded an article on the event. The video is on YouTube here.
Football Vs Homophobia
BLAGSS attended the University of Sussex annual Football versus Homophobia tournament in February 2014 (and in previous years)
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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