On September 29th the Harts will be switching their Sunday training session from Fowlers Park to Bantock Park in order to join in with the LGBT Pink Picnic, they will be starting their normal training at 1pm for anyone wanting to join in, but afterwards will be hosting some fun kick around sessions for all to help burn off the sandwiches and ginger beer. Please see below for more information about the football team.
Who and What are Wolverhampton Harts GFC!
Wolverhampton Harts GFC is the Black Country’s only LGBTS Football team. With over 25 players of all abilities the team competes in both the National Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) League against teams across the UK and also in the Midlands Unity League.
But with the ‘Harts’ it is not just about the competition, whilst the first team squad take their matches seriously and train hard twice a week the club also accepts players of all abilities including those that just want to have a kick around and improve their fitness and two five a side teams are run by members of the squad.
This October see’s the clubs 3rd Anniversary and they are looking for more players, supporters, committee members to take the club forward into its forth year and beyond. With a four figure sponsorship deal due to be announced shortly, a push for promotion and a cup run to look forward to the club is growing from strength to strength and now is time to jump on board and see what they are about.
Campaigning is another area the club is building, and currently you can see all the players wearing rainbow laces on their boots in support of the national Paddy Power and Stonewall campaign entitled Right Behind Gay Footballers. This is backed up by over 500 followers on the clubs Twitter account, over 800 friend on Facebook and over 2,000 visitors to its website www.wolverhamptonharts.info in the last 6 months.
Why are they called ‘Harts’ is a common question, well very simply the club was born from a group of friends whom drank in the White Hart pub so when it was decided to form a team with two of them being Telford United fans (who’s logo is a deer and are nicknamed the Bucks) a Hart was the obvious choice.
The other common question is why the S in LGBTS and aren’t most of your players straight? The clubs aim is ‘attitude free football for all’ regardless of sexuality and it firmly believes that whatever sexuality or gender you are and whatever ability you posses you should be able to enjoy playing and/or watching our national game.
On September 29th the Harts will be switching their Sunday training session from Fowlers Park to Bantock Park in order to join in with the LGBT Networks Pink Picnic, they will be starting their normal training at 1pm for anyone wanting to join in, but afterwards will be hosting some fun kick around sessions for all to help burn off the sandwiches and ginger beer.
For those that can’t make the Picnic but want to get involved you can email the club at Hartsgfc@gmail.com, find them on Twitter @HartsGFC or on Facebook ‘Wolverhampton Harts’ and also on their website www.wolverhamptonharts.info
The club are always open to new ideas so why not get in touch or come along to the picnic to meet them.