OFS Welcomes 7 NEW Club Members!

As agreed at the OFS Assembly held on Monday 9th October 2017, we are delighted to announce the following new club memberships to Out For Sport. We are really excited that they are now part of our LGBT+ Sport family and further details on the individual clubs can be found under the ‘members’ section of our website:

Alpha Male Dancers

Diverse City Bowlers

Hackney Women’s Football Club

London Frontrunners

London Otters Rowing Club

Stonewall FC

United Kingdom Same Sex Dance Council

We are so glad you are on board and look forward to working closely with you over the coming months!

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Pride on Ice – Streatham Ice Hockey Club

October 08  2017 18:00 – 21:00

One of the UK’s oldest league ice hockey clubs, Streatham IHC are showing their support for the LGBTQ community at their game against Milton Keynes Thunder on Sunday 8th October.

Based in South London and competing in the National Ice Hockey League, Streatham will be the first team to use Pride Tape in a competitive fixture with the rainbow tape wrapped around parts of their player’s sticks. The club have had to seek special permission to do this as the colours ordinarily violate the rule book, hence it is a UK and possibly world first.

The build up to the game will be used to show support for players, coaches and fans in the LGBTQ community, whilst also educating all groups about use of casual homophobia and transphobia in and around hockey.

Tickets for the game are available on the Streatham Website – Puck drop I see at 6.45pm Sunday 8th October Streatham Ice Area, 390 Streatham High Road, SW16 6HX.  Each LGBT club is being offered a couple of complimentary tickets and to obtain these you should drop and email to ed.fordham@gmail.com by close of play this week giving you name, club and a contact phone number.

Further information available at http://www.stonewallseason.org.uk/single-event/pride-on-ice-streatham-ice-hockey-club/

Tackling Homophobia in Sport

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As part of Stonewall Season, 4Pride invite you to Tackling Homophobia in Sport – an evening of discussion with our panel including:

  • Jordan Jarrett Bryan, C4 News Sports Reporter
  • Kate Richardson-Walsh, Team GB Olympic Gold Medallist
  • Amal Fashanu, Campaigner & niece of Justin Fashanu
  • Ryan Atkin, FA Referee
  • Lou Englefield, Football v Homophobia
  • More TBA

We’ll be exploring questions such as: Why does homophobia seem more prevelant in sport than in other areas? How do we tackle homophobia? Who’s job is it to drive this change?

Doors: 18.00

Panel and Q&A: 18.45 – 19.45

Drinks: 19.45 – 20.45

Tickets: £6 (£5 + VAT) (£2 from each ticket will be donated to Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign)

Admission will be strictly to ticket holders only

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tackling-homophobia-in-sport-tickets-38106873685?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

European #BeActive Week 23rd-30th September 2017

The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

Read more about the European #BeActive Week 23rd – 30th September 2017

https://ec.europa.eu/sport/week_en

Beat The Street

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For the third year running, Beat the Street will be coming to East London & Newham from the 20th September until the 8th November. Join in the game to win prizes and see how far you can walk, cycle or run. Set up a team to win big for your community, or simply take part on your own and get out and explore east London. Beat Boxes can be found all over town, including in Victoria Park, The Olympic Park, Wanstead Flats, Memorial Park, Hackney Wick and all over the Hackney Marshes.
 
To take part all you need to do is pick up a Beat the Street card from a local distribution point (leisure centres, libraries or schools), register your details online and get tapping to collect points. Check out our gmap to find your nearest Beat Box, and you can follow your team’s success on our leaderboards. You can also keep up to date with information on special events and prizes by following the activity on the Beat The Street facebook page.
 
Out For Sport clubs are invited to set up inter-club walks, runs or cycle rides and we will help promote these to the club network. Lets get social and active at the same time.
 

Gay Games 10 – Paris 2018

Registration is well underway for this epic International LGBT+ Sporting Event of 2018. Registration fees are on a tiered scale depending on the time in which you complete your registration, so do it early to get the best deal. Registration can be completed online for individual participants or for a team at the following link:

https://www.paris2018.com/participate/

Don’t forget to sign up to their CHAMPION Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest communications from the Paris team: http://www.facebook.com/groups/gaygameschampions