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BLAGSS to play football friendly against Sussex County FA XI

Graham Robson January 30, 2016

February is Football.v.Homophobia (FvH) month.

FvH is an international initiative opposing homophobia in football at all levels – from grassroots to professional clubs.

To demonstrate the Sussex County FA’s support for the campaign, an exhibition match will take place on Monday February 1, 2016 between a Sussex County FA XI and the football team from Brighton Lesbian and Gay Sports Society (BLAGSS).

FvH is a campaign uniting fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the football authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in football.

Sussex County FA actively promote Football for Everyone and encourage the involvement of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in Sussex football.

This encouragement has led to BLAGSS affiliating as a football club with the Sussex County FA, enabling them to participate in affiliated football within in the county.

This friendly match will celebrate their affiliation as well as promote the values of the Football.v.Homophobia campaign which has been backed by the County FA since its inception in 2010.

Members of the general public are invited to attend the match and show their support for the campaign, entry is free of charge, and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Event: Sussex County FA XI vs. Brighton Lesbian and Gay Sports Society (BLAGSS)

Where: Sussex County FA HQ, Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9AX

When: Monday, February 1

Time: 8pm

Entry: Free

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