Charlton Athletic, in association with the Proud Valiants, will host the second annual Charlton v Homophobia football tournament at The Valley to help raise awareness of the issues of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and promote the LGBTQI+ friendly football.
- This year’s event will take place on Sunday, May 7 with four LGBTQI+ friendly teams taking part in a round-robin tournament. Three of the four teams already competed at last year’s inaugural event: Proud Valiants – the official Charlton Athletic supporters club for LGBTQI+ fans and allies;
- Proud Valiants – the official Charlton Athletic supporters club for LGBTQI+ fans and allies;
- Bexley Invicta FC – the only LGBT+ friendly football team in south-east London and Kent;
- The university of Greenwich – last year’s winner, The University has a partnership with Charlton and is a Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2016.
- The fourth team will be announced this week.
This year’s tournament will again be supported by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), the University of Greenwich, Kick it Out, Fans for Diversity and Football v Homophobia.
CACT deliver a wide range of programmes designed to promote equality and tackle discrimination, including issues relating to identity, gender and prejudice.
This way Charlton Athletic shows its dedication to making football a more comfortable and welcoming environment for the LGBTQI+ community.
Tickets for the event are free and should be booked in advance.