Womens LGBT Event

Grassroots Activity Fund helps celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of women’s football

From prejudice to pride in partnership with Kick It Out, Grassroots and Cheshire FA hosted a women's football tournament as part of LGBT history month.

The aim was to celebrate the diversity and inclusivity in women's football from the 1920's to the present day.

The 5-a-side tournament was open to existing teams or for groups of friends that wanted to get a team together to take part in the day. On the day 8 teams took part in a round robin tournament for the Lily Parr Trophy.

The tournament was won by MMU Cheshire after defeating Warrington Wolverines in the final on sudden death penalties! Along with the trophy for the winners the other teams received rainbow laces, a rainbow captains armband, and a player of the tournament for each team as well as fair play awards for a player within each team.

As well as the tournament there was also an opportunity for those that attended to get involved in; human table football, skills for girls and a beginners taster session. An exhibition of memorabilia was also on show, that included signed England shirts, historical documents and vintage footballs. 

The day was a great success for all involved, and it was finished off with pizza served up by Cheshire FA!!

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