Club honours

Notable achievements
  • 1996 Club formed

  • 1996/97 Joined the Manchester Accountants League first division

  • 1997/98 First ever win (in February) in the Manchester Accountants League

  • 1997/98 Finish 12th

  • 1998/99 Finish 8th

  • 1999/2000 Finish 5th

  • 2001 IGLFA World Championship (London) semi finalists

  • 2003/4 Manchester Accountants League Cup semi finalists

  • 2003/4 Promoted to Manchester Accountants League Premier Division

  • 2004/5 Manchester FA Fair Play Award winners

  • 2005 IGLFA World Championship (Copenhagen) Division 1 finalists

  • 2005/6 Manchester Accountants League Handi-Cup winners

  • 2005/6 GFSN League runners up

  • 2006/7 Manchester Accountants League Premier Division champions

  • 2007/8 GFSN Cup champions

  • 2008 Ford Motors London Pride 5 a side champions

  • 2008 Manchester Pride Tournament champions

  • 2009 Umbro Cup (Manchester) semi finalists

  • 2009 Manchester Pride Tournament finalists

  • 2009 GFSN winter tournament winners

  • 2010 GFSN summer tournament finalists

  • 2010 GFSN winter tournament winners

  • 2010/11 Manchester Accountants League Premier Division runners up

  • 2011 IGLFA European Cup finalists

  • 2011 Silver winners, EuroGames Rotterdam (first division)

  • 2011 Gold winners, EuroGames Rotterdam (second division)

  • 2011 London Titans Tournament winners

  • 2012 Gold winners, EuroGames Budapest (second division)

  • 2012 GFSN Summer Get Together winners and runners up (3 teams entered)

  • 2013 IGLFA European Cup champions, Dublin

  • 2013 Taurus It's a Gay Knockout champions!

  • 2014 GFSN Summer Get Together finalists

  • 2014 GFSN Cup finalists

  • 2014 European Capital of Sport Unity Cup Cardiff winners

  • 2014 Taurus It's a Gay Knockout champions and runners up!

  • 2015 GFSN Cup semi finalists

  • 2015 Silver winners, EuroGames Stockholm (first division)

  • 2015 New York New York It's a Gay Knockout winners

  • 2015 AJ Memorial Tournament winners

  • 2016 Yorkshire Tournament winners

  • 2016 GFSN Summer Tournament winners in Leicester

  • 2016 First team joins the Lancashire & Cheshire Saturday League, Division B

  • 2017 First team promoted to Division A of the Lancashire & Cheshire League

  • 2017 VMFC hosts largest ever GFSN summer get together & tournament

  • 2017 GFSN summer get together finalists

  • 2017 Second team joins Manchester Amateur Sunday Football League

  • 2017 Manchester FA Grassroots Awards

    • Nominated, Male Team of the Year: First Team

    • Winner, Volunteer of the Year: Steve Joyce

  • 2018 Lancashire & Cheshire League Whitehead Cup finalists

  • 2018 GFSN Cup winners

  • 2018 IGLFA World Championship finalists

  • 2019 Lancashire & Cheshire League Wray Cup finalists

  • 2019 Third and fourth teams formed, third team joins MASFL

  • 2019 Manchester FA Pride Cup finalists

  • 2020 GFSN Cup finalists - postponed by Covid-19

  • 2020 Second team joins L&C, Fourth team joins MASFL

 

 

International tournaments attended
  • 1997 6th IGLFA World Cup Washington DC, USA

  • 1998 5th Gay Games / 7th IGLFA World Cup Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1999 8th IGLFA World Cup Fort Lauderdale, USA

  • 2000 9th IGLFA World Cup Cologne, Germany

  • 2001 10th IGLFA World Cup London

  • 2004 9th EuroGames Munich, Germany

  • 2005 14th IGLFA World Cup Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2007 16th IGLFA World Cup Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 2008 12th EuroGames Barcelona, Spain

  • 2010 8th Gay Games / 19th IGLFA World Cup Cologne, Germany

  • 2011 13th EuroGames Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 2011 1st IGLFA European Cup Manchester

  • 2012 14th EuroGames Budapest, Hungary

  • 2013 2nd IGLFA European Cup Dublin, Ireland

  • 2013 3rd World OutGames Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2014 European Capital of Sport Unity Cup, Cardiff

  • 2015 3rd IGLFA European Cup Hamburg, Germany

  • 2015 15th EuroGames Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2017 4th World OutGames (IGLFA Unity Cup) Miami Beach, USA

  • 2018 10th Gay Games / 23rd IGLFA World Championship Paris, France

  • 2019 17th EuroGames Rome, Italy

  • 2020 18th EuroGames Dusseldorf, Germany - cancelled

Forthcoming tournaments  

  • 2021 19th EuroGames Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2021 5th World OutGames Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2022 11th Gay Games Hong Kong

  • 2022 20th EuroGames Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • 2023 21st EuroGames Bern, Switzerland

Managers
  • First Team

  • 1996/97 Paul Bradley

  • 1997/98 Graham Goggins

  • 1998/99 Robert Harrison

  • 1999/00 Robert Harrison

  • 2000/01 Graham Goggins

  • 2001/02 Tony Boyes

  • 2002/03 Graham Goggins

  • 2003/04 Graham Goggins

  • 2004/05 Antony Lockley

  • 2005/06 Stuart Butters

  • 2006/07 Stuart Butters

  • 2007/08 Antony Lockley

  • 2008/09 Antony Lockley

  • 2009/10 Antony Lockley

  • 2010/11 Antony Lockley

  • 2011/12 Antony Lockley

  • 2012/13 Jason McAuley

  • 2013/14 Jason McAuley

  • 2014/15 Sam Connell

  • 2015/16 Steve Clayton

  • 2016/17 Jay McNaught

  • 2017/18 Jay McNaught

  • 2018/19 Karl Storey

  • 2019/20 Jay McNaught, Karl Storey

  • 2020/21 Karl Storey

 

  • Second Team

  • 2010/11 Matt Hall

  • 2011/12 Matt Hall

  • 2012/13 Matt Hall

  • 2013/14 Matt Hall

  • 2014/15 Rob McPherson

  • 2015/16 Rob McPherson

  • 2016/17 Rob McPherson, Alex West

  • 2017/18 David Hayes, Jay McNaught, Alex West, Simon McDonald

  • 2018/19 Simon McDonald, Sam Hardstaff

  • 2019/20 Phil Wilkinson

  • 2020/21 Phil Wilkinson

 

  • Third Team

  • 2019/20 James Cole, Nick Stubbs

  • 2020/21 Nick Stubbs

 

  • Fourth Team

  • 2019 James Cole

  • 2019/20 Sam French, Nick Stubbs

  • 2020/21 Thomas Johnstone

VAULT

Photographs and images from years gone by

HISTORY

The history of the club from way back in 1996

AWARDS

Winners of our various annual awards over the years

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