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Bristol Rovers Women’s FC are proud to be working with Bristol Pride to launch our inaugural Football Festival on Sunday 3rd July at Lockleaze Sports Centre.
The event will consist of a gender diverse 7-a-side friendly tournament, welcoming all LGBTQ+, Transgender, Non-Binary, Intersex Players and Allies to take part.
The Festivities will start at 11am and will run until approx 3pm, with food and drink available to purchase at Lockleaze Sports Centre. Teams who wish to take part in the first Bristol Pride Football Festival will be able to register for free and will be welcome to bring up to 9 squad players to rotate throughout the 7-a-side festival. Spaces for teams will be available on a first come-first first-serve basis.
Gas Girls Co-Founder and Club Secretary, Matthew Davies said “Since the start of our partnership with Bristol Pride and the launch of our special edition away kit in 2019, an LGBTQ+ Football Festival has always been in the pipeline but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this hasn’t been achievable. So, I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up once again to get this event up and running. Community and Participation is at the heart of what we do at Bristol Rovers Women’s and we can’t wait to welcome all members of our community to take part in what will be a fantastic day.”
Bristol Pride Festival Director, Eve Russell said “We are really excited to be furthering our partnership with The Gas Girls, by supporting with their Football Tournament. We can’t wait to bring the community together to tackle discrimination and kick the prejudice out of sports.”
Everything you need to know ahead of the Festival
Players must be aged 16+ to participate
All LGBTQ+, Transgender, Non-Binary, Intersex Players and Allies are eligible to play
Each team can bring 9 squad players with them, to rotate throughout the festival
We recommend that all players bring a water bottle and sun cream with them in case of hot weather (We hope!)
The festival format will be sent to all lead team contacts prior to the event
Hot & cold refreshments will be available to purchase at the venue
Spectators are welcome to attend and view the action from the balcony
We expect all participants and spectators to respect one another and enjoy the day. Any disrespectful behaviour by an individual that goes against our core values, will be asked to leave the venue.
By completing this form you agree to take responsibility of informing Bristol Rovers Community Trust of any relevant information relating to the participant including medical info, food allergies, welfare issues etc.
The Trust cannot be held liable for any incident that falls outside of our duty of care. As with all activity there is some risk of injury but participants take part at their own risk.
The Trust does not take any responsibility for any items or valuables that are lost, damaged or stolen at our events. Participants bring such valuables at their own risk and have responsibility for their own belongings.
At all Bristol Rovers Community Trust events photograph and video images may well be taken by officially appointed personnel. These may then be used on the Trust or Clubs media outlets. If any participants do not consent for this to occur then they will need to contact the Trust prior to the event.
By completing this form you are agreeing to follow any procedures Bristol Rovers Community Trust have put in place regarding this event.