The matches themselves were both competitive encounters played in the true spirit of the occasions, with a win for each team - but the real winner was football and the FvH campaign!
The day started with a team of our staff and friends playing against Brighton Seagals. They are a group that originated from BLAGSS and run recreational sessions for women and non-binary LGBTQ+ players and allies, as well as a team in the Sussex County Women & Girls League.
Captain and club secretary Justine Thomson led the Seagals to a 7-3 win in a game played in three 25-minute thirds. A goal glut in the second 25 mins was what won the match and ensured that they retained the trophy, lifted by Sas Granville.
The second game was a 90-minute game between ourselves and BLAGSS who are a sports social group that now has around four hundred and fifty lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
The match ended with the Sussex County FA team lifting the trophy after 6-3 victory thanks to a second-half brace from our Football Development Officer and coach for the day, Sean Lofting.