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Yorkshire Terriers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terriers

 


The Yorkshire Terriers' website tells their story:

"The team started in 1997 when seven Yorkshire-based members of the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) got together to play our first game against Village Manchester FC at Attercliffe, Sheffield.

Later that year we competed in the GFSN National 5-a-side Tournament; but our lack of experience resulted in us coming second last, as we also did in 1998. 1999 saw a rapid improvement with more formalised training and the acquisition of a larger squad. We came second in the 1999 and 2001 GFSN tournaments and were semi-finalists in 2000, receiving a "player of the tournament" award in each of those two years. We won the GFSN National 5-a-side tournament in Newcastle in 2005.

We have branched out into the 11-a-side game. We ended the inaugural season of the GFSN National League in third place, and in the 2003/04 season went on to take the title. This exciting competition has seen us play home and away against gay teams from London, Leicester, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Bournemouth and forge friendships across the country.

In 2007 we finished runners-up in both the GFSN League and Cup, and in 2008 reached the semi-finals of the Cup and finished fourth in the League.

In March each year we host a very successful 5-a-side tournament in Leeds.

 

 

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