The Cork Rebels is a new community team set up in Cork aimed at the LGBT community. It’s about ‘Football for All’. Events will include a weekly 5 aside football kickabout. Also, includes warmups, football training and friendly matches throughout the year. Focus is on creating a safe fun space to play football openly. Gain fitness and well being through new friendships outside the usual club scene. This strengthens the LGBT community spirt in Cork.
The LGBT football sporting community is going strong.
There are now three teams in Ireland.
The Devils are a gay and inclusive club that welcomes anyone who loves football – gay, bi or straight.
They play in the FAI Leinster Football League and take part in small-sided leagues and tournaments both at home and internationally.
Based in Dublin. ‘The Phoenix Tigers Football Club was set up in June 2004 by a group of lesbians who thought that playing soccer was a good way to get fit, meet new people and have some fun through sport. And it is!!! All playing abilities and fitness levels are catered for. All ages welcome. If you’ve never kicked a ball in your life, don’t worry, we
will show you how!’
Many across the UK…
GFN League – The GFSN League is the world’s only national LGB&T football league. Formed in 2002, it features around 20 teams from across the UK in league and cup competitions. The league welcomes all players – LGB&T, straight, male, female, and transgendered – in mixed teams.
IGLFA – The International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) was founded in 1992 in order to help promote and foster the growth of LGTBQ football world wide. Since IGLFA’s creation, more than 100 teams/clubs representing over 30 countries have joined and participated at IGLFA competitions.