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Stonewall

 


Stonewall FC was the UK’s first gay football club. Their history is told on their website as follows:

“In March 1991 a gay amateur footballer living in London put an advert in a gay publication asking for like-minded people to contact him. He wanted to encourage gay men to play competitive football and was amazed by the number of replies he received. Stonewall Football Club was born and was the first gay men’s football club in the UK.

The club joined the Sportsman’s Senior Sunday Football League that same year and have grown to the extent that we have run up to four teams in a season. We play against straight opposition in the Middlesex County Football League (Premier and Junior Reserve Division), we also have regular training nights, 5-a-side nights and social evenings.

We have a full dedicated committee and are the current British, European, World and Gay Olympic Champions.”

They offer the following information about their teams:

1st Team - The London Lions

“In the season 2001-2002 the first team won the West Middlesex County League Senior Division. They did it in convincing fashion, losing only 2 games all season. This was their second championship in a row after winning the Islington Midweek League the year before. In 2002-2003 season the1st team were promoted to the Premier Division in the West Middlesex County League. The 1st team finished the season in 6th place - un-defeated in their last 9 games of the season. They also got to the final of the league cup - losing 3-1 after extra time. In season 2003-2004 the first team won the Middlesex League Open Cup in a 2-0 win.

We now continue in the Middlesex County League, playing fixtures every Saturday The First team won gold at the Gay Games in Sydney & Chicago.”

2nd Team - The London Apprentices

“The Reserve team won their first league title in 2002-2003, after following the first team into the Middlesex County League playing in Division 3. They performed brilliantly and lost just once all season - congratulations to all the boys.

The second team took Silver at the Gay Games in Sydney and Gold in Division 2 at the Eurogames 2008.

Recently the reserve team have moved to the 'AFA West End Sunday League' due to demand for Sunday football. They have had an semi final cup run and placed mid table in their first season in this new league.”

Stonewall 3rds

“In 2006 Stonewall created our Sunday 3rd team that plays in the London Unity League against other gay/bi clubs in London. The emphasis for the 3rd team is for players at all levels to get together and play with a less competitive feel about the match preparation, etc. This being said all the teams still get quite competitive during the match, but with drinks and food after the games, there is a time to socialise with other gay/bi football clubs.”

Stonewall 3rds have also been invited to take part in GFSN knock-out tournaments. ”

 

 

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