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Love football?

Give us a go!

Village Manchester FC is a gay and inclusive club that welcomes anyone who loves football. We have gay, bi, trans and straight players - all are welcome! In 2021 we mark our 25th anniversary, making us one of the oldest inclusive football clubs in the world. 

 

Our First and Second Teams play in a local league on Saturday afternoons and the Third and Fourth Teams play in a local league on Sunday mornings. We play against gay and straight teams, take part in national tournaments and organise an overseas trip each year. 

We’d like to welcome you to our community – whatever your sexuality – and we're sure that you’ll enjoy your time playing football, socialising and making new friends at the club. We know you’ll find VMFC to be a well-run, friendly set-up and hope that you decide to join us regularly and become a part of our footballing family. 

Ethos

Village Manchester Football Club was formed in February 1996 to give gay and bi guys the chance to play and support the sport they love in a safe, welcoming environment. Since then we’ve grown massively, and now have four teams giving players of all abilities the chance to play football. These days, we’re delighted to welcome many straight allies whilst remaining Manchester’s gay-friendly football club.


We call ourselves ‘inclusive’ – we welcome everyone from within the LGBTQ+ community and those who want to support. We have players of all ages and races, and from all over the world. 


Our ethos is simple – everyone is welcome, discrimination is not.


We don’t care who you love, as long as you love football!

How good do you have to be? 

Some of our players are really good and it's because of this that VMFC got to the gay world championship final. Some of our players are average. Some are not great players at all, but just love football. However good or bad you think you are, you can be a part of this club. 

Do you have to identify as LGBTQ+?

No. Straight allies attracted by the club's ethos are completely welcome - indeed much of our huge growth in the last couple of years has been the increasing number of straight players who like our club philosophy, think we are well run, and want to play for a club where inclusivity and football go hand in hand. 

How much does it cost? 

Your first month with the club is FREE so you have nothing to lose trying us out for a few weeks!

 

After that there's a membership fee of £30 or £20 per month depending on whether you are in full time employment, or you can pay per match/session.

 

This helps us to pay for pitch hire, referee fees, coaching, League affiliations, insurance, travel, kit and other essential running costs. 

Training

Our weekly training sessions take place at Trinity Sports Centre on floodlit top quality 3G pitches close to the University and MMU on the edge of Hulme. Training always starts with a warm up, stretch and some fitness circuits before moving on to ball drills and finishing with a game. We recommend wearing astroturf boots or moulded boots. Shin guards are not compulsory but may be advised if you like a tackle! Wear any old sports/training gear. You need to book and will be sent our Covid-19 Protocols document (all common sense stuff). 

 

Directions to Trinity

Trinity Sports Centre

Cambridge Street (pedestrians)

Boundary Lane (car park)

Manchester

M15 6HP

You need to book your place:

8.30pm Tuesday: Firsts and Seconds by arrangement only

7pm Wednesday: Thirds and Fourths by arrangement only

8.30pm Wednesday: Reserves and new players

Covid: check current restrictions

COVID-19

The pandemic stopped the 2019/20 season in its tracks and two further lockdowns affected the 2020/21 season. So that football could return, the club worked hard to produce a Covid-19 Protocols document (our risk assessment). It contains lots of actions that the club and players need to take to ensure football is safe. They’re all common sense and easy – we just need to observe them! All players are asked to read our Covid-19 Protocols, and must follow the precautions. 

What should you do next?

Use the contact sheet below to get in touch. We need your full name, email address and phone number for Track & Trace. We'll then send you further information. All new players start with one of the Wednesday slots unless you've arranged with a manager directly. 

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Affiliated to:

Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur Football League
MASFL Manchester Amateur Sunday Football League
EGLSF European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation
IGLFA International Gay and Lesbian Football Association
GFSN Gay Football Supporters Network
Manchester County FA Football Association