Out & Active 2010

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OUT & active 3rd Edition

Positively Healthy is a sport and activity programme for people in the North West living with HIV. Events have included a mountain biking expedition, circus skills, sailing, kayaking, walking and a yoga course. New events for 2010/11 are currently being planned. To find out more check out our web page.

Contact: Dunkan Maclean Phone number: 0161 2744499

Email: dunkan@ght.org.uk Web: www.pridesports.org/ positively_healthy.php

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“Pride Sports welcomes you to this year’s edition of Out & Active. This guide is designed to help you find a range of LGBT sports and leisure groups, who will welcome you and your friends. For 2010, we are pleased to be able to include three new sports groups from the North West; Slam Dunkin Divas women’s basketball club, Northern Rebound squash club and Mersey Marauders men’s football club. Each year Pride Sports, the company behind Out & Active helps new sports groups to set up. In the coming year we would particularly like to hear more from Golfers and Sailors who would like to organise their own group with our support. So, if that’s you, please get in touch! Pride Sports is very keen to see more LGBT sports groups of all types around the North West. To this end Pride Sports works with the National LGBT Sports Network, Sport England, National Governing Bodies of sports and other relevant organisations to secure recognition and longer term support for LGBT sports & leisure activity..” Best wishes The Pride Sports Team

●Edited by Trevor Burchick, Lou Englefield●Photos by Paul Jones, Tony Woof and Trevor Burchick● Copyright Pride Sports & Design28 all rights reserved.


The Sally Carr Interview


When were you happiest? I am happiest when I am busy. And I am always busy, so I am always happy. What is your greatest fear? I don’t fear very much. I like a challenge and a risk. I’ll push myself to achieve I am very determined. What is your earliest memory? Of my dog eating my hair ! What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I get too passionately involved in matters, especially where I see injustice and bullying. What’s the trait you most deplore in others? Selfishness and greed, there really is plenty for everyone if we just take time to care. What was your most embarrassing moment? I can’t pick just one ! What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought? I once bought a really lovely coat, as I thought I had money in my account, it turned out to be my salary, and consequently I spent a month very poor. What is you most treasured possession? My means of transport, it gives me freedom to get about and feel safe. What is your guiltiest pleasure? Tea, tea, tea all the time. What is your most unappealing habit? I must confess, I am a nose picker !


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What’s the worst job you’ve done? I have liked all the jobs I have done. Being a civil servant was a bit dull, being a life guard was a bit hectic and stressful, but generally it has all be good experience. What is the closest you’ve come to death? I am learning to fly in a microlite, it is thrilling, though as near to death as I have ever come. If you could edit your past what would you change? I can’t answer that really, with out being up for murder ! What do you consider your greatest achievement? What keeps you awake at night? Tea usually. What song would you like to be played at you funeral? Who said I’m gunna die ? What is the most important lesson life has taught you? Control is an illusion! There is the ideal and then thee is the realistic. Also Find the solution ! Where would you most like to be right now? Someone recently told me that our natural state is asleep and we have to produce proteins to keep awake. I love sleep, so asleep. Tell us a secret? I ‘borrow’ stationary !

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Manchester Sharks is a recreational, competitive water polo club based in Manchester. We train weekly, and some of us play in the local league and in international gay tournaments. Full coaching provided (most of our players trained from scratch with us!).

Just come along! Contact us on the information below if you have any questions at all.


LGBT men and women Phone: 0791 7568635 Contact: Gareth Parkinson info@manchestersharks.co.uk www.manchestersharks.co.uk


7 – 8:30pm on Thursdays at Miles Platting Leisure Centre, M40 8EE Women’s sessions also scheduled – please consult website


Northern wave is for the Lesbian and Gay community and friends in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. It attracts a broad cross section of all abilities and many nationalities. The club offers a safe environment for social and competitive swimmers, fun water polo, plus excellent coaching and socials with Pay-As-You-Go membership.

Tuesday swim 8.00-9.30 pm Moss Side Leisure Centre

Wednesday women's swim 8-9 pm Chorlton Leisure Centre

Sunday Swim 7.30-9.00 pm Manchester Aquatics Centre


LGBT Men & Women swimmers of all abilities, social or competitive. Contact: Trevor Burchick Phone Number: 07941384988 Email: info@northernwave.org

Tell reception you are with Northern Wave and they’ll direct you to us

Web: www.northernwave.org


Northern ReBound was established after a group of friends met at the first Pride Games Squash tournament in 2008. It provides an opportunity for recreational play and practice against different people in a social environment. We’re a really friendly bunch and players at all levels are welcome. Coaching is provided monthly.


For all LGBT people 16 and over Contact: Roger Longden Phone Number: 07867833010 Email: roger.longdon@gmail.com FaceBook: Northern Rebound


We meet at the National Squash Centre at Sportscity every Friday night from 6pm - 8pm. Sign up to the Facebook group or contact Roger directly.

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Manchester Stingers is a football club run by women for women.Training is at Trinity Sports from 7.00-8.30 every Wednesday (£4) and all our home games are played at Whalley Range, Kings Road, Chorlton on Sundays K.O. 2.00pm.We are currently in the North West Women’s Regional League, Division 1 South.

Info A club run by women for women.

Training is at Trinity Sports from 7.00-8.30 every Wednesday (All Welcome)

Name: Lisa McAuliffe Email: lisa.Debbie@hotmail.com Web:www.manchesterstingers.net

Contact us via email !


People can come along to play and improve their tennis in a friendly, relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The Group runs weekly tennis sessions at Sportcity, provides professional coaching and organises both internal and international tennis tournaments. Group members also frequently travel elsewhere in the UK, as well as overseas, to compete in International GLBT tournaments. Come along to a weekend session, after 3 times attending, apply for membership.


For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) persons to play tennis

Every Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm at Sportcity Tennis Centre

Contact: Graham Edgington info@northernacestennis.com www.northernacestennis.com


Merseyside's only gay sports organisation. A Gay Football Supporters Network club, playing in tournaments and the GFSN cup contest. Practice sessions are open to encourage participation, but Cup Matches are competitive!


LGBT Football Players Contact: Paul Amann Phone Number: 07808306567 Email:mmfootball@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.mmfootball.co.uk


Annual membership is £10 and weekly subs are £3; this pays for insurance & pitch hire. Any surplus is put towards other running costs.We practice on Fri nights from 7.30pm 8.30pm on Astro at: Lifestyles Walton Sports Centre Walton Hall Avenue Liverpool L4 9XP

We’re a Rugby Club competing in a competitive league and we welcome new members into the team throughout the season. It doesn’t matter your age, body size, fitness level or experience you will be welcomed and encouraged to give it a try. Coaching is available for complete beginners to those with years of experience.

Send us an email, get in touch on facebook (search Manchester Village Spartans in Groups)

Training takes place 7-9pm every Wednesday August – April with games being played on Saturdays.

Info Adult men only. Gay, bi, straight Email: recruitment@villagespartans.co.uk Web: www.villagespartans.co.uk


Welcome New for 2010! A Brand New Team Manchester website, this complete with club listings and a calender of what’s on and where by the day, including important local news feeds and its own news display on other City sites across the UK and beyond. Find out about resource suppliers, funding information, event information and much more. A tool kit to help YOUR group find their own way, with access to support when it’s needed; bringing LGBT sports together for collaboration and information sharing. A facility brought to you by Pride Sports.

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A Manchester based community group supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender aged 50+. The group meets at Taurus bar on Canal St most Thursdays at 2pm, however this can change when they are out doing one of their many activities!! Everyone is welcome to come along, friends, partners and family too! Just pop in and say hello ! For more information on where and when to find us, please see our Group Meetings page www.oitc.wordpress.com, you are always welcome to just turn up. For more information about the group please phone or email us at sue. nzilani@silverservice.org.uk or ring Sue on 07835 303 680


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Northern Flight Badminton Club

Info Formed in 2004, Northern Flight is a badminton club based in Manchester info@northernflight.org.uk www.northernflight.org.uk

Formed in 2004, Northern Flight is a b a d m i n t o n c l u b b a s e d i n M a n c h e s t e r. While we seek to maintain our i d e n t i t y a s a p r e d o m i n a n t l y g a y, lesbian and bisexual club, we are generally open and welcoming to everyone of a suitable playing s t a n d a r d . We a r e c o m m i t t e d t o playing good, competitive badminton at club nights, so that we may improve our standard of play and prepare ourselves ultimately for representing Manchester in the many international LGBT badminton t o u r n a m e n t s e a c h y e a r. We a r e a l s o committed to having a lot of fun along the way! This very successful club has two teams playing in local leagues. A t t h e Wo r l d O u t g a m e s 2 0 0 9 w e w e r e represented in five of the doubles finals!

16 Out and Active commission Design28 Pride Sports’ new look Out & Active was designed and created by Michael at Design28. His design led approach strengthens brand identities by projecting their characteristics and values. Michael is a freelance designer experienced in producing graphics for both electronic and print media. His vibrant modern designs can be found on websites, in flyers and magazines.

For more info visit www.design28.co.uk

Tuesday 6.30pm @ Regional Athletics Centre, Sportscity Thursday 7pm @ Sugden Sports Centre, City Centre Saturday 10am @ Trafford AC, Longford Park

Possibly Manchester's friendliest running club, for the past 5 years we have offered a sociable and supportive place for LGBT runners to train and meet other likeminded folk We are open to all abilities whether you want to jog round your first 5km or prepare for a Marathon. Come along to any one of our weekly running sessions, see if we’re the club for you, and then join up as a member.


Men and Women aged 18+ all abilities Contact: 07813 336445 Nick Eaton or Angela Hilton Email: co-chairs @manchesterfrontrunners.org www.manchesterfrontrunners.org


Northern Jump Volleyball Club

Northern Jump is a friendly, informal group of players open to all LGBT people regardless of age, sex, fitness or ability. Coaching is provided and we play competitively. Weekly sessions are for everyone, whether they want to play games, improve their skills, keep fit, make friends or all of the above; with an emphasis on having fun. Cost - ÂŁ5 for two hours

1st session for newcomers is free


LGBT people regardless of age,

Every Thursday at Sugden Sports Centre, Grosvenor Street, Manchester from 8:30 til 10:30


sex, fitness or ability. Phone: 07783 297965 Contact: John Heaton Email: northernjump@gmail.com Web: www.northernjump.org

Slam Dunkin’ Divas is a new lesbian/bi/trans women’s basketball team in Manchester. We welcome members of ANY ability - from never having bounced a ball upwards! We are a friendly group who like to have a laugh. Our aims are to learn the game of basketball, keep fit and have fun.

Info Lesbians/bi/trans women

Tuesdays 8pm – 10pm Give us a ring or just turn up at Stretford Leisure Centre on a Tuesday

Contact: Lou - 07949 604610

Michelle - 07976 229549


slamdunkindivas@google mail.com


pride game “Being on the water gave me a big lift and I'm still buzzing and just want to do more! I think it's boosted my confidence in trying something new and in taking risks like capsizing and going out when it was windy and a bit scary”

“The instructors were brilliant....very supportive and gave clear guidance. Felt fine being gay there too”

“The actual day was great....the organisation made it very simple and even getting help to get there”

“I've been feeling bored and like I needed something new....tedious job and tedious sometimes being a mum. Had been talking about wanting an adventure and this felt like it was”

“previously I had thought that pride games was competitive swimming, running and other Sports and not the fabulous taster sessions and fun things that you’re also doing for pride games. Looking forward to next year.” also doing for pride games. Looking forward to next year”


es special Pride Sports invites you to come and be part of the UK’s only annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (lgbt) multi-sport festival. Seven days of opportunities to learn new skills, to compete and to have fun! New talent will be realised, cash raised for good causes, homophobia and stereotypes challenged, barriers broken down, and, best of all, we’ll have a great time doing it! Pride Games showcases the scale and enthusiasm for LGBT sporting activity in the North West. With an emphasis on pride, participation and personal best, it will bring out the best in all involved. Pride Games is brought to you by a broad, proud partnership of social enterprise, community organisations and socially responsible businesses. We use exciting and accessible venues, enjoy professional sports guidance, partner with fine hotels and extend our welcome across communities. Even if your sporting ambitions only go as far as wearing a pair of trainers you will be surprised what Pride Games has to offer and how easy it is to join in. On behalf of Pride Sports, Team Manchester volunteers, our supporters and fabulous sponsors, a very warm welcome to Pride Games Manchester.


Something for everyone Contact: Trevor Burchick Email: Trevor@pridesports.org Web: www.pridesports.org Web: www.pridegames.org


The GFSN is split into regions with each region having monthly socials and a couple of annual get-togethers for the whole group. The Gay Footballers Supporter’s Network is a social network to encourage gay football supporter’s to meet. We also host the recreational GFSN National League, the world’s only gay and gay friendly national league with teams from London, Brighton, Bournemouth, Leicester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham and Yorkshire. We also actively campaign against homophobia in football.

Want to learn some new dance moves? Every 3rd Saturday of the month 7 - 9 at the LGF With the support of: The Lesbian & Gay Foundation Princess House. 105 - 107 Princess St Manchester M1 6DD

£2 Donation for room cost

BiPhoria is Manchester’s social support group for bi people.

www.biphoria.org.uk Tel 07941 811 124


Aimed at anyone but primarily for LGBT football supporters and players Contact: Chris Basiurski Email: info@gfsn.org.uk Web: www.gfsn.org.uk


Support Group for Trans Guys Contact Us 0794 824 328 morf@morf.org.uk www.morf.org.uk

Manchester www.axmgroup.co.uk

Out to the Theatre a gay men’s social group


01457 877161

Confidential Helpline

0161 882 2202

Training takes place every Thursday 8pm til 9.30pm at Albert Park, Broughton. All details and directions can be found on our website.

Get in touch by sending us a message via our website Formed in 1996, we are a Gay Men's football club with ambition and commitment in providing all players and supporters with a competitive, yet fun approach to the beautiful game. We meet up every week for training and compete in local & national leagues and international events.


Men (16 or over), gay, bi, gay friendly or aren’t quite sure yet! Contact: Jason McAuley Email: enquiries@vmfc.co.uk Web: www.vmfc.co.uk


Open Athletics is a nationwide LGBT athletics network with members across the UK, connecting LGBT athletes in track and field, fell/trail running and race walking. Manchester’s group trains weekly year round and organises the very popular Alexandra Park 5k run every first Sunday of the month. In the summer there is sprints and throws training. International competition see members competing as a UK team and we welcome all who have an interest in athletics and respect our diversity values.

Info LGBT but not exclusively Phone: 07709000436 07948379851 Contact: Anna or David Email: co-chairs@openathletics.org Web: www.openathletics.org


Wednesdays coached sessions start 6.30pm at Trafford Athletics Stadium, Rybank Road, Stretford M21 9TA

Discount Shopping on the Waterfront Up to 60% off in over 80 shops Open 7 days a week • Late night Thursday until 8pm

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National LGBT Sports Steering Group

In 2008 Pride Sports hosted the first National LGBT Sports Summit, where delegates voted to set up a National LGBT Sports Network. A Steering Group was established to take the Network forwards which includes representatives from 10 LGBT sports groups from around the UK. The Network is aiming to be a strategic partnership of UK sports groups, helping to shape the development of LGBT sports participation in Britain. The Network is founded on the principles of knowledge sharing, mutual support and cooperation. The next LGBT Sports Summit is planned for June 19, 2010 in Cardiff. For more information contact Loiuse Englefield lou@pridesports.org The National LGBT Sports Steering Group is sponsored by; www.principal-hayley.com

The Pride Games Dinner gala evening celebrates a wealth of achievement in LGBT sport in the North West there are 6 categories; Sports Achiever of the Year (male & female), Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Community Investor of the Year and the Being Proud youth awards. Winners in each category receive a cash prize towards their sports club and a beautiful trophy to treasure.



GHAP badminton is a fun social group for LGBTs that meets three times a week and caters for those people who play sport for fun and to keep fit. We are a friendly group and accept all abilities from beginners through to league players. You don’t have to be a member; just turn up and play whenever you have the time. We have an active social side to the group which meets regularly for nights out in the village, meals, walking weekends, paintballing, BBQs etc. We currently have about 40 people who play on a regular basis, with about 20-24 turning up at any one time. Come along, what have you got to lose..apart from 40 new friends.


social group for LGBTs Contact: Gareth Smith Email:garethsmith@talktalk.net www.ghapbadminton.org.uk


There is no charge for community voluntary group lisitngs, so if you would like to be listed in the next issue, please send the following details

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► Name of your group ► Contact details including web address ► Who your club or group is for ► 50 words describing your group & activities ► How to join ► A high res team or activity picture & club logo e-mail your entry to trevor@pridsports.org or post it to:

To advertise in Out & Active Pride Sports, 34 St Lawrence Quay, Salford call Trevor on 07941 384 988 Quays, Salford, M50 3XT


e-mail him at: trevor@pridesports.org

Alternateively you can download an Out & Active listings form at www.pridesports,org/ outandactive.php and post or e-mail it.

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A forum open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) RFL employees, coaches, players, match officials, support services & club staff paid or volunteers.

Tel 07703 013870

Tel 0161 2737128

For more info visit www.therfl.co.uk

www.manchesterpride.com Tel 0161 831 7700

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Stoke Panthers

Badminton Team

The Panthers Team meet every Monday between 6.30pm-7.30pm at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RR the Panthers Badminton Team are a mixed ability group ranging from complete beginners to league players. The welcoming and friendly organisers and players are happy to show new people the ropes with no need to pre-book. The group also meets socially after sessions away from the courts for team meals and drinks. The cost of playing is £2 per session with a one off £5 membership fee after your second visit. You can bring your own racket, or use one provided by the Panthers Team. LGBT Network Leisure Cycle Rides A group of LGBT people that cycle along the canals and cycle paths of the city. The LGBT Network and Cycle Stoke will be holding six events in 2010, with a team of experienced marshals manage the pace which guarantees everybody safe and happy. For all would be bikers the team has loan bikes which can be used for free on the day. The “Bike Doctor” will be on hand with free maintenance checks and goodies. Staffordshire Out and About The Out and About group is a mixed walking group in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. This established group meets on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month the group. Members ideas for walks are always welcome. For more info www.staffordshireoutandabout.org.uk or contact the LGBT Network on 01782 266998


LGBT Leisure Cycle Rides Staffordshire Out and About Stoke Panthers Phone: 01782 266998 Email: LIKT_info@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.gaystoke.com


The Gay Gordons is a welcoming fun place to make new friends, dance and get a bit of excerise. Expertly coached classes to learn new routines and formations are held weekly. There is a small session fee of £1.50


Scottish Country dancing group www: geocities.com/ gay_gordons_mcr

Classes are open to non-members.


PRAIRIE DOGS The Manchester Prairie Dogs has been established for over 14 years. At each session, experienced tuition is available for all levels of line dance ability. Prairie Dogs often perform at regional events, such as at Manchester Pride Games and the Oldham Festival of Diversity. Everyone welcome to take part for a small fee of £4.00 for non-members and £3.00 for members. Where we meet: Thompsons Arms, Sackville Street Tuesday evening: Beginners/Intermediate 7.30 – 10.30


line dancing social group www.manchesterprairiedogs. co.uk manchesterprairiedogs @hotmail.co.uk


Manchester Manchester’s LGBT Ballroom and Latin group is looking to recruit new members. The group has been going for two years and provides a safe and friendly place to learn to dance. The success of Strictly Ballroom has led to a huge increase in the number of people learning to dance and there is a growing same sex dance community in this country. Learn dances like the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Quick Step, Foxtrot, etc It is a great way to meet new people, keep fit and impress your friends next time you are on the dance floor. The group meets every Wednesday evening at Trinity High School in Hulme. (car park off Higher Cambridge Street, opposite the Dental Hospital).

There is a beginners class from 8-9 and an improvers class from 9-10. Cost £6, £4 concessions. You do not need to have a partner or any experience to join the beginners class.


LGBT Ballroom and Latin dancers Email: absolutelydancingmanchester@ hotmail.com

For more details email the group at: absolutelydancingmanchester@hotmail.com




European LGBT Pride Youth Games Building on the legacy of three successfully delivered LGBT Youth Games, 2010 sees Manchester playing host to the very first European Pride Youth Games!

A unique supervised residential youth games programme takes place 8th- 13th June. It features a packed and exciting programme of activities with unique youth only events and others that run alongside Pride Games events, including, Track and Field and a Youth Games Bell Boat regatta. Sports activity is complimented by a human rights conference a fantastic social programme including a Youth Prom.




For more information: Phone: 07900 680725 e-mail: lgbtyouthnorthwest@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk

A fee of ÂŁ200 includes all main meals, accommodation (dormitory style), supervision, coaching, transport between events and participation in all activities.To enable broader European participation, a special Youth Games outreach programme has been established, with Proud City bursaries available up to eight applicants.


Marlin is a monthly recreational swimming group for all trans people (MTF and FTM). We have exclusive use of the pool, changing rooms are individual cubicles and you can wear what you like, as long as it’s safe to swim in and won’t run in the water! Levenshulme Swimming Baths, 2nd Monday of every month, 7.30pm – 9pm


MTrans people both FTM and MTF Contact: Dave Merchant Email: swim@marlin.org.uk

Just turn up – all trans people welcome!

Web: www.marlin.org.uk

We offer all of the following to young lesbian and bisexual women (14-25 years old) Weekly football coaching & opportunity to play in football tournaments Arts projects, including photography & drama A Summer Camp An allotment project A magazine (3 times a year) Information leaflets

Info Contact: Amelia or Myrtle Phone: 0781 398 1338 Email: LIKT_info@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.likt.org.uk


We meet once a month 6.30-9.00pm (usually the first Monday of the month) at the Lesbian and Gay Centre in Manchester. We are supported by a worker from Manchester Youth Service. We welcome new women, so if you want more details about our project contact on or. Check out our website too!

We provide a space for LGB young people to feel safe and at ease in. We also provide a variety of activities for young LGB's to take part in. These include outdoor activities such as rock climbing canoeing, cycling and walking. We also do arts and craft based work, for example banner making, music, environmental art and painting.

We try to arrange residentials at least three times a year. Sometimes these are as far afield as Dublin in Southern Ireland. Young people also have a big say in activities that go on…and Membership to LGYM is also free!


Project based in the city centre for LGB's aged 14 to 25 Phone: 0161 2737838 Email: info@lgym.org.uk Web:



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Visit www. icebreakers manchester.org.uk or e-mail icebreakersfromlgf@hotmail. com for more details.

Metropolitan Community Church A church for the lgbt community. Sundays 4.30pm Wilbraham Road Egerton Road South Chorlton


T A UR U S www.spiritbar.co.uk Tel 0161 237 9725

www.viewbar.uk.com Tel 0161 236 9033

Stylish • Diverse • Fun


www.taurus-bar.co.uk Tel 0161 236 4593

Sunday Walk Out Every last Sunday of the month; leaving by train or shared cars from Manchester city centre (contact for details).


All LGBT folks who are up to a 10-12 mile walk in any weather. Contact: James St. Andre Nick Eaton or Angela Hilton Email: james8431@hotmail.com WWW: http://sites.google.com/site/ sundaywalkout/


We are an easy-going LGBT walking group. Every last Sunday of the month we do a 10-12 mile walk in the hills followed by an obligatory picnic or late pub lunch. There’s normally no strenuous scrambling or rock-climbing but please bring solid walking boots and waterproof gear. Simply contact us about the next upcoming walk and show up bright and early!

LGBT Youth North West is a regional organisation supporting LGBT young people and LGBT Youth organisations in the North West of England. The organisation is made up of existing LGBT Youth providers across the region covering Greater Manchester, Greater Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria. LGBT Youth North West works towards the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young people in North West England, and supports LGBT young people and LGBT Youth organisations in the North West of England to achieve good quality and accessible service provision for all LGBT young people. LGBT Youth North West strives to provide a wide and diverse range of activities for young LGBT people to engage in. As such, we have pioneered the North West’s Youth Games, a full weekend of sports activities for LGBT young people during Pride Games, and an annual fun triathlon event. We also hold residential events for young people, study days, training courses and provide consultancy to organisations wishing to develop LGBT youth work.


LGBT people aged 14 - 25 Phone: 07531 061777 lgbtyouthnorthwest@yahoo.co.uk www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk


The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) was founded in 1989 as a network of LGBT sports groups. Today, the EGLSF links over 100 groups and represents 17,000 LGBT sports people, providing them with ‘tools’ to announce sport events, exchange information, discuss sports and much more! We promote, amongst other things, the organisation of EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian sports Championships, which makes for a powerful beacon event and capacity building tool.

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The Federation of Gay Games focuses on the quadrennial Gay Games and safeguards its founding principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best™. An all-volunteer organisation, the Federation is made up of individuals and organisations representing four continents. The member organisation’s delegates are actively involved in the Federation's work and decision-making. All are dedicated to ensuring the continuation of the Gay Games' 27 year history of inspiration and achievement.

www.gaygames.com GLISA is an international association of LGBT sport organizations from around the world. GLISA’s members are international sporting federations, continental associations representing sport teams and clubs from the major regions of the world. GLISA presently has 75 member organizations from five continents.

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Rugby League is a fast moving high contact game with 13 players per team in which you have 6 attempts (tackles) to place the ball over your opponent’s line to score a Try. There are however versions of the game such as Touch Rugby which does not involve the high levels of contact through crunching tackles as you complete a tackle by basically just touching the ball carrier anywhere on their body as they try to get passed you. It is a great way of keeping fit as it is fast moving and is a great way to let off steam after a hard day at work as well as a great way to socialize with a pint afterwards and have a chat amongst friends.


National Centre for iPAC (Individual Profile in Active Citizenship) awarded by City & Guilds direct claims status for level 3 Health Tainers (7562) certificate direct cliams status for iPAC awards (3592) year round programme start dates 100% candidate success rate candidate routes of progression PDPs working with Tameside and Glossop PCT, pioneering Health Mentors in schools.

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