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Case Study

Village Manchester Football Club (VMFC)

Village Manchester Football Club is a gay and inclusive sports club that welcomes anyone who loves football - gay, bi or straight. 

The club was set up in 1996 to provide a safe and welcoming environment for gay players and it has gone from strength to strength since. The club has two teams – one which plays in a local league and another which plays in a national gay league. They also take part in international tournaments and are one of the most successful gay football teams in the world. 

Funding from Manchester Pride over a number of years has been used in two areas. Firstly, it helps the club to provide essential equipment for football training an matches. This has been useful as it's surprising how expensive running a community football club is. 

The club is always on the lookout for new players – whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice to the sport. They train on Thursday evenings at Albert Park in Salford with games generally taking place on Sundays. The club also welcomes new supporters and anyone who would like to help out with the club on the logistics side. 

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