List of activities 2015

List of activities 2015

Alvo Boys FC

UK

U12′s football team will carry the “Football v Homophobia” logo on squad coats and the FvH campaign message will be promoted throughout the club and league.

Arsenal

 UK

1 February, London

‘Arsenal For Everyone’ designated match. 

Aston Villa

UK

21 February, Witton

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Birmingham City FC

UK 

10 February 

Football v Homophobia designated match.

Cardiff City Ladies FC

A ‘Kick homophobia out of football’ week, where senior players will give talks to junior teams about Homophobia in Football.

Cardiff Dragons FC

UK

A 5-a-side football tournament to both promote Wales’ only LGBT club but also to spread the FvH campaign message to local clubs and organisations.

Castlecroft Rangers FC

UK

An awareness-raising month, which will include FvH match balls to be provided to opposition teams to prompt discussion.

Chelsea FC

UK

21 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Chesterfield FC

UK

28 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Chrząszczyki Sports Club

Poland

27 and 28 February, Warsaw

Fare member Chrząszczyki is holding a football tournament on 28 February to challenge homophobia and sexism in football, while promoting women’s football and a game free of prejudice.

Other Fare members, including the French team Les Dégommeuses, the German group DISCOVER FOOTBALL and ‘Never Again’ Association will also partake in the event.

On the day before, the screening of the Thokozani Football Club: Team Spirit documentary will help to promote discussions around the topics.

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Crystal Palace

Match day programme article and team in Woking Tournament.

De Montfort University

UK

02-06 February, Leicester

The university’s sports teams will wear dedicated #DMUpride T-shirts to their matches this week to show their support for efforts to rid sport of homophobia.

Derby County FC

UK

Designated Football v Homophobia matches in which the local LGBT group, Derbyshire Friend, will be invited to attend as guests.

Derbyshire County FA

UK

Working in partnership with local clubs and university to raise awareness of the Football v Homophobia campaign across the county.

Dulwich Hamlet

UK

11 February

Dulwich Hamlet will play a friendly match against Stonewall FC, the current Gay World Football Champions, which will be dedicated to the fight against homophobia. The initiative will also raise funds to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

21 February

The club’s home league match will feature a free ticket initiative for LGBT fans.

Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust

UK

11 and 21 February

The fans and Dulwich Hamlet are working together to support the Dulwich Hamlet vs Stonewall FC friendly on 11 February and the free ticket initiative for LGBT fans for the home league game on 21 February.

Exeter City

UK

10 February

The club’s match against Cambridge will be designated as the club’s annual ‘Football v Homophobia’ fixture.

Football v Homophobia leaflets will be distributed to the crowd and the players will walk out behind a Football v Homophobia banner. Articles about the campaign will be featured in the match programme.

The club’s Supporters’ Trust One Game One Community (OGOC) group is also organising a series of initiatives at the match and will be welcoming guests from Exeter Pride,University of Exeter LGBTQ+ Society and the Devon Lions, the local gay friendly football club.

FELGTB

Spain

19, 22-23 February

The Spanish LGBT association is calling on football fans to join their #LaLigaArcoIris hash tag to fight homophobia. The LGBT network is also looking to promote a day against LGBT-phobia in sport on 19 February.

Moreover, between 22-23 February, clubs of the first and second Spanish leagues have been encouraged to dedicate their matches to the fight against homophobia.

FC Hades

Belgium

March

FC Hades will use its social media platforms and website to spread the club’s values of inclusion and zero tolerance to discrimination. They will also distribute informative resources on homophobia and discrimination for players and staff.

The club will also organise a rainbow colouring competition for its youth teams (6-12 years old) to decorate the canteen and will engage in the Rainbow laces action day organised by Football+ Foundation.

On 13 January, ahead of the LGBT month of action, the club along with Football+ Foundation, held a workshop for its players on homophobia in football.

Football v Homophobia

UK

15 February, 

Football Supporters v Homophobia conference to discuss homophobia in football and other related topics, including:

– campaigning v homophobia – what difference can supporters make?

– transphobia and the experience of transgender fans

– reporting and recourse to action on homophobia and transphobia

– international campaigning; homophobia and the women’s game

The conference is free and open to every one to attend, to secure a place you need to register here.

Fifteen travel bursaries of £40 for low/no wage participants travelling from a distance of 160 km or further. To apply for a travel bursary follow the same procedure of registering online and then email info@footballvhomophobia.com stating your name and where you will be travelling from.

Football+ Foundation

Belgium 

31 January

1st and 2nd division supporters meeting to discuss fans’ role in challenging homophobia

3 and 5 February

Workshop Football v Homophobia for 250 footballers aged between 12-18 years old at the elite sport school Koninklijk Atheneum 2

14-15 and 21-22 February

Rainbow laces action with Belgian grassroots clubs, including FC Horion, Standaard Denderleeuw, JS Jamioulx, RC Hades, Olsa Brakel and KRC Gent-Zeehaven.

Fußballfans gegen Homophobie Österreich

Austria

24 February

Newly founded fan initiative ‘Fußballfans gegen Homophobie Österreich‘ will hold a meeting to present its work, aims and planned activities and present an overview on homophobia in Austrian football.

Gay Gooners

UK

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur LGBT fan groups Gay Gooners and Proud Lilywhites are hosting a pub quiz on Sunday, 1 February, to mark the start of the Football v Homophobia month of action.

On the day, before the Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Aston Villa, Gay Gooners will also present on pitch an anti-homophobia banner that will be permanently on display at the club’s ground.

Gillingham FC

UK

7 February 

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Herefordshire County FA

UK

Website article and social media support of Football v Homophobia.

Huddersfield FC

UK

They held a ‘Town For All’ day in January in support of Football v Homophobia and Kick it Out.

Just A Ball Game?

UK

Ahead of the 2015 Football v Homophobia month of action Just A Ball Game? and the UK Trades Union Congress launched a toolkit for unions to tackle homophobia in football.

Kent County FA

UK

The Kent County FA will raise awareness of their LGBT Equality Charter with clubs and support the various events clubs are doing across the county.

Les Dégommeuses

France

4 February, Paris

A week after the homophobic attack some of its players were subjected to, Les Dégommeuses are organising a solidarity gathering to take a stand against LGBT-phobia.

Leyton Orient FC

UK 

18 February

Designated Football v Homophobia game.

Liverpool FC

UK

Premier League club Liverpool will be lending their support to the FvH campaign in 2015.

Manchester City FC

UK

7 February

Designated Football v Homophobia game.

Manchester City FC

Designated Football v Homophobia home game.

Northampton Town FC

UK

Supporting Football v Homophobia through website publicity.

Notts County FC

UK

Supporting Football v Homophobia through fans group, social media and website publicity.

Oldham Athletic

UK

14 February

Designated Football v Homophobia home game. 

Plymouth Argyle

UK

14 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Portsmouth FC

UK

14 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Proud Lilywhites

UK

3 February, Tottenham, London

Football match between the LGBT groups Proud Lilywhites and Gay Gooners in the run up to the North London derby match next Saturday.

7 February, White Hart Lane, London

Before the Premier League encounter between Tottenham and Arsenal, Proud Lilywhites will be holding an information stall with Kick it Out, giving out leaflets, stickers and rainbow sweets.

13 February, London

Proud Lilywhites will be holding a training workshop with students on the club’s Community Foundation sports development course.

Queens Park Rangers Football

UK 

QPR are lending their support to the Football v Homophobia 2015 month of action.

Saltire Thistle FC

UK

An open event to attract more players and supporters to this LGBT football club.

Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League

UK 

Distribution of over 15,000 leaflets to players and coaches in the League throughout February.

Sheffield United

UK

10 February

Article in programme for match against Colchester.

Soho FC

UK

A 9-a-side football tournament for LGBT friendly teams.

Surrey County FA

UK

19 February

Youth Festival to raise awareness of the Football v Homophobia month of action and workshop for coaches/parents and clubs.

St Mawgan FC

UK

The team will carry the Football v Homophobia logo on their kit to raise awareness of the campaign.

Tonbridge Angels FC

UK

Permanent advertising hoarding promoting Football v Homophobia on pitch perimeter of ground to ensure long-term reinforcement of message.

Tottenham Hotspur FC

UK

Spurs official LGBT fan group game v Gay Gooners to celebrate one-year anniversary of the Proud Lilywhites. 

West Bromich Albion FC

UK

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Westfield FC

UK

An inclusive ‘Football for ALL’ weekly session for 12-16 year olds.

Wigan Athletic

UK

20 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match.

Woking Town FC

UK

FvH awareness festival for young people.

Women in Football

UK

19 February, London

Discussion on LGBT presence in football; 8pm-11pm at BBC Broadcasting House.

To book a place, please contact info@womeninfootball.co.uk.

York City FC

UK

14 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match. Working with York Pride.