The Yorkshire Terriers – the region’s premier (well, only) LGBT football team.
They play in the GFSN National League, various small-sided tournaments and in August 2008, we played in the IGLFA World Championships in London against teams from all over the globe.
They welcome players of all abilities, so if you want to come along to play competitive matches, or just want to come for fun and to socialise, that’s cool.
For more details, including how to get in touch with us, go to http://www.terriersfc.org
About the Yorkshire Terriers
The team started in 1997 when seven Yorkshire-based members of the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) got together to play our first game against Village Manchester FC at Attercliffe, Sheffield.
Later that year we competed in the GFSN National 5-a-side Tournament; but our lack of experience resulted in us coming second last, as we also did in 1998. 1999 saw a rapid improvement with more formalised training and the acquisition of a larger squad. We came second in the 1999 and 2001 GFSN tournaments and were semi-finalists in 2000, receiving a "player of the tournament" award in each of those two years. We won the GFSN National 5-a-side tournament in Newcastle in 2005.
We have branched out into the 11-a-side game. We ended the inaugural season of the GFSN National League in third place, and in the 2003/04 season went on to take the title. This exciting competition has seen us play home and away against gay teams from London, Leicester, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Bournemouth and forge friendships across the country.
In 2007 we finished runners-up in both the GFSN League and Cup, and in 2008 reached the semi-finals of the Cup and finished fourth in the League.
In March each year we host a very successful 5-a-side tournament in Leeds.