just a ball game

Kick homophobia out of sport - just a ball game?

JBG? welcomes all clubs and organisations wishing to become a partner to help endorse the goals and aims of JBG? If you are interested in becoming a partner please contact JBG? directly

Great Britain Deaf Football Women

Great Britain Deaf Football Women

Deaf Women was established in 2000. It was set up by Sharon Hirshman who realised that although Great Britain Deaf Men had been in existence since 1924, there was nothing for deaf female footballers.

The first ever Great Britain Deaf Women’s Football trials were based in Doncaster and over 50 women from all over the UK attended. The first ever Great Britain Deaf Women’s Football team was selected from these trials, a historic moment, the birth of Great Britain Deaf Football Women.

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JBG? Ladies Futsal Team

JBG? Ladies Futsal Team

Our Ladies Futsal Team were founded in January 2014.

They are a group of women who identify as being part of a local LGBT community in Manchester (additionally a couple of heterosexual women make appearance for the team) and they are very proud to play under the Just a Ball Game? name.

Although they have only been together 3 years they have won no less than 10 league and cup titles the first being 2014 Manchester Winter Futsal League. Following this and other Futsal league and tournament titles they have won all 4 seasons leagues at Manchester Central Power League in 2016,and back in 2014 Manchester women's 7's tournament 2014, Nottingham Tournament 2014 and also Stanstock 7's 2014.

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Doncaster Rovers Belles

Doncaster Rovers Belles

FA WSL team Doncaster Rovers Belles are proud to support JUST A BALL GAME? in being a partner club.

The club was originally formed as the Belle Vue Belles in 1969 and are one of the most decorated women's clubs in the English history of the game.

The Belles have an 'out and proud' player in goalkeeper Nicola Hobbs who is also a JBG? patron and the club are very proud to show visible support to an LGBTI community.

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Bradford City Women FC

Bradford City Women FC

Bradford City Women's Football Club was formed in 1988 after linking up with local youth centres already involved in training girls.Bradford City Women's Football Club provides opportunities for women and girls of all ages to train and play football at the highest possible level in the English football leagues.The club play under the name of Bradford City Women's Football Club, although we are financially independent from Bradford City FC.

"Bradford City WFC are proud to get behind JUST A BALL GAME? and join them in their fight to kick all forms of discrimination out of the beautiful game."

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Bradford City FC

Bradford City FC

BRADFORD CITY- HOMOPHOBIA and ANTI-GAY ISSUES.

Since the introduction of amendments to ground rules and regulations outlawing homophobic chanting inside football grounds in 2007, Bradford City FC (although sadly themselves have an unruly small element of support who do not adhere to complying) have engaged with LGBT community members, campaigners and activist in a number of ways to help reduce a homophobic environment at the clubs home and away games.

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AFC Rushden and Diamonds

AFC Rushden and Diamonds

AFC Rushden and Diamonds became a JBG? partner club in January 2012 following advice from JBG? on their 'Football for all' policy.

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BC Fusion FC

BC Fusion FC

Let me introduce Black Country Fusion FC (BC Fusion FC).We are an LGBT inclusive team, where we are different is we are the first LGBT inclusive team in the Midlands to enter a main stream Sunday league when we start our season in September.We will be playing in the Beacon Sunday League with a 2pm kick off, and we are FA affiliated with Staffordshire FA.

We have Skye Stewart who is chair lady and openly transsexual. We also have 2 first team players/managers in Zach and Jay,and our 5's team capt Kev.

The whole ethos of our club in both 11 a side and our 5 a side team is equality in football especially in regards to LGBT equality in football.

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FC United of Manchester Womens

FC United of Manchester Womens

The women's team competed for the first time in the 2012–13 season. They finished second in the Greater Manchester Women's Football League behind Manchester City Ladies.They also reached the GMWFL League Cup Final but lost 1–0 to Manchester City Ladies.After finishing runners-up again in 2013–14,the team won a league and cup double in 2015, gaining promotion to the North West Women's Regional Football League Division One South.

 

FC United of Manchester is a new football club founded by disaffected and disenfranchised Manchester United supporters. Our aim is to create a sustainable club for the long term which is owned and democratically run by its members, which is accessible to all the communities of Manchester and one in which they can participate fully.

 

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FC United Of Manchester

FC United Of Manchester

FC United of Manchester is a new football club founded by disaffected and disenfranchised Manchester United supporters.

Our aim is to create a sustainable club for the long term which is owned and democratically run by its members, which is accessible to all the communities of Manchester and one in which they can participate fully.

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HYDE United

HYDE United

Hyde United became a partner club in November 2011 when they become the first Blue Squire North club to sign the Governments Sports Charter.

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HYDE United u12 Girls

HYDE United u12 Girls

We are a squad of 10 girls who have played together for two years. We are a very successful girls team winning many tournaments in Blackpool,Rhyl and Urmston.

Thank you to Hyde F.C. for making us so welcome and we hope we can be as successful bringing more silverware back to the club.

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FC Paris Arc En Ciel - Ladies

FC Paris Arc En Ciel - Ladies

Founded in 1997, the FC Paris Arc En Ciel is a « gay/LGBT friendly » sports organization open to everyone!

FCPAEC is the oldest football club in France fighting against homophobia and boasts as many women as men among its members. The aim is to promote tolerance, respect and fair-play in a climate of joy, all this through football practice. Man or Woman, experienced player or not: everyone is welcome to join us. So don’t hesitate to find out more about our club and help us fight prejudice!

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Les Degommeuses

Les Degommeuses

The Dégommeuses is a football team composed mainly of lesbians that uses football to fight against discrimination.

Football is a game but it is also a potential mode of political statement.a privileged field of expression of gender discrimination and sexual orientation, it can also be a wonderful vehicle to make things a level playing field.

Les Dégommeuses are engaged in outreach (awareness of the sporting public to gender stereotypes) in advocacy to promote women's sport and lesbian visibility, and international solidarity projects, particularly in connection with the Sud.En Africa 2016, The Dégommeuses wish to organize a "Euro solidarity" that puts the focus on lives of LGBT-refugee who fled their country because of discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Birmingham City Ladies FC

Birmingham City Ladies FC

Birmingham City Ladies Football Club was formed in 1968 by a group of female fans who played local friendly matches until 1970.

In March 2010 the Club was announced as a founder member of the FA WSL. The Club's successful application was underwritten by Birmingham City's owner Carson Yeung.
n May 2012 the Club won their first FA Women's Cup, beating Chelsea on penalties in the final at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

Former Blues skipper and Enngland player Karen Carney says "Its a fantastic oppotunity to raise awareness of the campaign work that 'JUST A BALL GAME?' do. It is important that they continue highlighting diversity within football and putting a stop to homophobia at grass roots level through to the professional game."

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Preston North End Womens FC

Preston North End Womens FC

Preston were formed in 1971, playing under the name Duke of York, they are the only surviving team who are still members of the North West Women's Football League. They were known as Preston Rangers WFC and have been NWWRF League Champions on several occasions, and have also won the League and Lancashire Cup respectively.

Preston have been competing in the top tier of the FA Women's Football League since 2006. Preston North End Women FC currently have two teams who represent the club. The First team currently play in the FA Women's Northern Division. Also there is a Development Squad who play in the Lancashire FA Women's County League Division one.

The development Squad a double champions in the 2012/13 season winning both League and Cup.

They have teamed up with JBG? as part of their on going work on challenging discrimination within the game.

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Burton Albion Ladies

Burton Albion Ladies

Burton Albion Ladies Football Club aim is to provide girls and ladies football in the local area. We will strive to provide good quality coaching/training to give all players the opportunity to play and succeed in competitive football.

This club has an open policy, we take players of all standards, providing an environment where girls and ladies can play the game and where we as a club will help them develop their talents to attain the very best they are capable of - enhancing their enjoyment of participation. At present the club has approximately 80+ junior players and 40+ senior players, with a volunteer staff of 20+ Managers/Coaches and Physio's.

The club became supporters of JBG? in the summer of 2014.

http://www.balfc.uk/

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Runcorn Linnets Ladies

Runcorn Linnets Ladies

Runcorn Linnets Ladies was officially set up in 2013 after various meetings and discussions with the mens Linnets team regarding a merge to see whether they could bring the Ladies onboard. Previously Runcorn Linnets Ladies were referred to as 'Runcorn Ladies' In 2012 we gained affiliation with the Liverpool County Football Association (LCFA) and played within their league for the 2012/13 season.

Runcorn Linnets Ladies FC formed in 2013 managed by Julie Makin and coached by John Pickering, we play in the Cheshire Women's & Youth League.

Linnets Ladies have been big supporters of Just a Ball Game? through their manager.

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Wythenshawe Amateurs LFC

Wythenshawe Amateurs LFC

Wythenshawe Amateurs Ladies FC are an 11-a-side football team. They currently have 17 players signed on and are always looking for more to join the friendly squad.
They have competed for the past 6 years in the Cheshire Youth League.Home games are played at Manchester Health Academy Wythenshawe with a 2 o'clock kick off time and they train on Wednesday's at 7pm.

Speaking about being a partner club with Just a Ball Game? members of the team said, "We are proud of being an LGBT team,we wanted to be part of this brilliant organisation as it supports everything we are as a team."

The squad members all watch other ladies team when we are not playing e.g City, Manchester Rovers.Men's teams we watch  are mainly Man United and City.

"We think that to help grass roots there should be more women coaches and managers to help the participation of women." "Our club has two qualified coaches Nat Taylor an FA Level 1 and Danielle Moran Level 2, we have also have a female manager in Paula Collins."

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FC Reedswood Ladies

FC Reedswood Ladies

F.C. Reedswood was founded in April 2004 by Kelly Williams and was originally named Cottage Ladies FC.The club changed its name for the 2006/07 season to F.C. Reedswood named after the park the team originally trained at.

The 2013/14 season was our most successful to date; with our ladies reaching the Staffordshire County Cup Final, the 3rd round of the Womens FA Cup and last but not least being crowned West Midlands Premier Division champions and gaining promotion to the prestigious FA Womens Premier League.

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Merseyside Police Ladies FC

Merseyside Police Ladies FC

There has been a Merseyside Police Ladies team for some years now who turn out locally in charity games, friendly matches and tournaments. We are very proud here at JBG? to say that this Police ladies team is on board as one of our partner clubs

With an invitation to play in the Women Against Domestic Violence Cup in 2014 we at Just a Ball Game? teamed up with the squad to provide them with our t-shirts and have our mascot Castro on hand to provide support. Castro was some what a lucky charm at the Kirkdale Power League venue as the Police ladies ran out the tournaments League 1 winners!

Detective Constable Tracey O'Hara who arranges many of the fixtures says “This tournament should be a great way of raising awareness of domestic abuse and the fact that help is out there, both from the police, our partners and independent charities and support workers." “It is also an opportunity to promote fitness, friendship and most of all fun.”

Info on other tournament wins for the team can be found here: http://www.mpssa.co.uk/page147.html

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Liverpool Homeless FC

Liverpool Homeless FC

Liverpool Homeless Football Club is an FA Chartered Football Club. It exists in affiliation with the Liverpool County FA and operates across the whole of Merseyside.

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United Glasgow FC

United Glasgow FC

It is commonly accepted that the love of football trancends borders, langauge and class but it became apparent to us that access to football, in Glasgow, was far from comprehensive.

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Birmingham Blaze FC

Birmingham Blaze FC

Birmingham Blaze Football Club is a community football club who want to encourage everyone in the West Midlands to participate in playing and supporting football, especially those from the LGBT community.

We meet regulary to take part in training on a Tuesday and Sunday (non match days). We were founded in 2005 to provide a place for people to meet and learn new skills. Our club is made up of people of all ages and abilities, who are simply looking to take part in sport, make new friends or enjoy the social aspect the club has to offer.

We play in the national GFSN League and have done so for the past 8 years. This is the only national LGBT League of it's kind in the world. We also participate the the Midlands Unity League for which we won the tittle in the 2012/13 season.

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GFC Brighton and Hove

GFC Brighton and Hove

Proud to be supporting the Just a Ball Game? campaign on and off pitch in their matches and tournaments.

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