FREE Training: Recruiting Women in Sport

HOLD THE DATE: Monday 4th December 2018

Venue: London Sport, 190 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YB

This training is available to all club members of Out For Sport in Partnership with London Sport. The short training session will help your teams and clubs to recruit more women in sport – give the opportunity to share ideas and network together on the topic.

Invitations to the event will be sent direct from OFS in the next week or so, please contact your club representative for booking details.

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DISCOUNTED Eurostar Tickets to Paris 2018

Out For Sport were contacted by Stonewall FC back in the early summer to tell us about a great relationship they have with Martikas Ltd. (Licensed Tour Operator) Martikas have organised a special flat rate deal with Eurostar that they could open up for all OFS members and their friends for the Gay Games 2018 in Paris. This is a great opportunity to potentially travel over in mass, whilst enjoying a discounted rate at the same time. Tickets are also available from Martikas before they have even gone on general sale to the public so they are ensuring you get the best rate possible on this group offer!*

This is a limited time offer:

  • London – Paris return
  • Return journey August 4 – August 12
  • £118 each guaranteed for those dates until allocation runs out.

Tickets require payment in full at time of confirmation by individuals/club groups.

Please get in touch with Niko Martikas at niko@martikas.com to discuss your options by November 30th. Tickets are non refundable but name changes are allowed up to May 31st 2018 for a small fee of £25 per return ticket.

If any groups of 10 or more wish to travel for the Paris Gay Games but on dates other than the Aug 4 out – Aug 12 rtn, we may be able to achieve the same ticket rates for your groups. Please get in touch with Niko as soon as possible to discuss your options. Preferably before November 10th.

Please note that Martikas Ltd is an ATOL holder with license number T7433 as well as a member of the Travel Trust Association with membership number U9638. Your bookings and funds are safe with us. For more information on both of those organisations please look at:

http://www.caa.co.uk/home/

http://traveltrust.co.uk/

If you have any question please contact Niko direct on 020 7407 1817 . He is available during normal working hours.

*OFS would like to point out that they have no partnership or affiliation to Martikas Ltd and there is no endorsement or reciprical financial interest in their offer above. We are sharing this offer with our membership out of good will and you will be liaising and purchasing direct from Martikas Ltd. Please ensure you read all their terms and conditions.

Run for SPECTRA – 26th November 2017

Taking place on 26 November 2017, the World AIDS Day Red Run is a 5K or 10K charity run through leafy Victoria Park, east London, now in its 8th year. Last year the Red Run helped to raise over £60,000 for local HIV services.

This year the Red Run is supporting 28 HIV charities across the UK, including Spectra.www.spectra-london.org.uk

HERE’S THE SCIENCE BIT……

There are currently 103,000 people living with HIV in the UK, increasing on average by 6,000 per year.  Medical advancements are now at the point where the average life expectancy for someone living with HIV in the UK is the same as someone who is not. However, an HIV diagnosis still carries a lot of stigma and fear and HIV services and HIV activism are still very important.

For more details of events arranged to support our runners on the day, visit the official Red Run website at www.redrun.org.uk which will give you up to date information on the registration process, route, pre- and post-run events and much much more.

So, sign up now to support Spectra Charity as your chosen charity to run for. Register at the official Red Run website or alternatively, you can arrange to fund raise for Spectra via our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/spectracharity

And of course, all ages and abilities are welcome!  For more information please contact John Dugdale – john@spectra-london.org.uk

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!

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

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