Super Sixes HERO

Successful Summer for Super Sixes

Second summer football festivals completed!

This August saw the return of our LGBTQ+ Super Sixes tournament. Held at Dorothy Stringer School in Brighton, the event saw players turn out for four consecutive Tuesday evenings for recreational 6-a-side games.

The atmosphere was electric, with pride flags adorning the pitches, and rainbow face paint readily available.

After each of the evenings matches, the celebrations would continue at the Park View Pub in Brighton, where players and supporters gathered to socialise and reflect on the day's events.

We were also lucky enough to be joined on one of the nights by Brighton & Hove Albion Women's players Katie Startup and new signing Pauline Bremer, who came to show their support.

The support from the Albion was also seen through their generous donation of prizes for the winners, with Lewes FC also providing gifts, including tickets to games.

Yet of course, as important as the football was, the event also served as a way to give back to the LGBTQ+ community.

Through participants coming along and playing each week, vital funds have been raised for Mind Out, a local charity, which works to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all in LGBTQ+ community.

Reflecting on the event, Development Officer, George Davis, said: “It was a real privilege to work with the LGBTQ+ community for this event.

“The atmosphere was something really special, with everyone coming together and having a great time, all whilst raising money for a great cause like, Mind Out.

“I would like to send a big thank you to everyone who supported the event, especially MindOut, The Park View Pub, Simon Roe Photography, Brighton & Hove Albion, Lewes and Dorothy Stringer School.” 

Fellow Development Officer, Ayscha Woods added: "I’m delighted with how the Super Sixes tournament turned out, and how they were able to bring together so many members of the LGBTQ+ community, showing once again, that football is for all!

“We’re already excited for next year and hope to continue to make this event bigger and better than ever!"#

(A selection of photographs can be found on Facebook - courtesy of Simon Roe Photography)

For further information about LGBTQ+ football in Sussex please contact:

T: 01903 766855

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