Inclusion Award Winners
We are delighted to announce that we have won the Sports Ally Organisation of the Year award at the Federation of the Gay Games Excellence Awards.
Over the last year we have worked tirelessly in our efforts to make Sussex Football a more inclusive environment.
We are proud in Sussex to promote all forms of football in Sussex whether that be male, female, youth, LGTBQ+, walking football or disability.
We’ve won this award specifically for our work with LGBTQ+ football where we have hosted numerous successful events across the year.
This includes our inaugural Super Sixes event at Preston Park which brought together more than 100 members of the LGBTQ+ community in partnership with Albion in the Community and Brighton & Hove City Council.
The event ran once a week on a Thursday in August and was a Gender Diverse Recreational 6-a-side Festival. Thanks to a new pilot that The FA have sanctioned, we were able to organise an event that was open to all groups from LGBTQ+, transgender, non-binary and intersex players, plus allies.
As well as this we still managed to show our support for Football.v.Homophobia Month despite lockdown preventing us from playing our annual friendly vs. BLAGSS (Brighton LGBT Sports Society).
We organised a whole host of webinars and workshops including, ‘Coaching LGBT+ Footballers’, ‘LGBT+ Inclusive Grassroots Clubs: An Interactive Workshop’, and a variety of Football.v.Homophobia Youth Panel Events.
Our Development Lead, Jade Harker, had this to say: "We pride ourselves on being an organisation that welcomes anyone that wants to play football.
“I am thrilled that we have been recognised for our work, but we couldn't have done it without such great partners to work with"
For further information about LGBTQ+ football in Sussex please contact:
T: 01903 766855