From time to time BLAGSS provides sessions/short courses in various sports. In the past year Beach Volleyball, Beach Football, Cricket, Sailing and Swimming have been provided. The sessions have been provided on a 'come and try it' basis and have provided signposts to other sports clubs who play on a regular basis.
BLAGSS work regularly in partnership with other local LGBT sports clubs, where BLAGSS members are welcome.
Beach Volleyball (at Yellowave) and Swimming (at Out to Swim) continue to be provided, check out the details on the websites below:
Research was undertaken in November 2016 to try and set up a Yoga class for BLAGSS members. However, the range of replies received indicate that those interested already pursue their chosen activity at a variety of different venues and therefore there would be no advantage in trying to set up a separate BLAGSS session. Furthermore, there are many different disciplines which people follow and it would be very difficult to identify one that would appeal to all.
For those who may wish to pursue Yoga for themselves, BLAGSS responses suggest the following:
Brighton Natural Health Centre
Peer Action (for those with or affected by HIV)
Details of classes offered by the above organisations are available on their websites.
I hope that you find a class that suits you, there are many on offer.
Honeybees Hockey Club
Are you inspired by the GB Women's Hockey gold medallists this year (what a game, girls, what a game!!)? Do you want to get into hockey? Get fit? Enjoy great team camaraderie? Look no further!
Honeybees Hockey Club is a LGBT-friendly, Brighton-based women's hockey team. We play Saturday games in the Sussex Ladies league between September and March, at a good but accessible standard of hockey. We train on Wednesdays 6.30 to 7.30pm in Portslade and our home matches are played at Falmer Sports Centre. Above all we are welcoming, sociable and looking for new players! Our first training session is 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th September, at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy hockey pitches. If you'd like to know more, please give Becs a call on 07701 059929 or you'd be welcome to just come along on the 14th. We're looking forward to meeting you!
BLAGSS plays Darts! Come along for a sociable game of darts - any standard welcome. We meet at the Mitre on Baker Street at 8.00 on Monday evenings. If you are looking for something more competitive, we are also hoping to put in a team to the Sussex Super League. Just turn up on Mondays, no need to book. You will be very welcome.
Ishigaki is a non-profit martial arts club for lesbians, gay men and their friends. Ju-Jitsu is an all round Japanese martial art, ideal for self defence, it encompases throws, locks, chokes, kicks and punches to control or immobilise an attacker.