Nottingham Lions is an inclusive club that welcomes anyone who loves football. We have gay, bi and straight players – all are welcome!
We train on Sunday evenings at Gresham Pavilion, Wilford 6pm-8pm. Some weeks training maybe postponed due to fixtures so please contact us if you are planning to attend for the first time.
The format is very relaxed and the sessions are catered for all abilities. We usually start with a quick 10-15 mins warm-up, 30-40 mins of technical and tactical sessions and then an open game for the last hour.
The cost is free for new players and after that you can pay weekly by cash, or if you want to save the hassle you can set up a standing order which will work out cheaper in the long run.
The Lions play in two leagues –
The GFSN National League is our main club competition, which we have competed in since 2007. The league is made up of 15 teams from across the UK. The league is split into two divisions, and we are currently competing in Division 2. On average we play 8 GFSN fixtures each season spread out between August-May.
You can find out more about the GFSN and its campaigning here.
We also play in the Midlands Unity League (MUL) which was set up jointly by Leicester Wildecats, Birmingham Blaze and Wolverhampton Warriors and The Lions. In 2015 it was expanded to five clubs to include Yorkshire Terriers. This league was set up to help give a balance in team selection and continues to provide a platform for developing players to gain more match experience.
All our home games will be played at Gresham Pavilion, Wilford. Kick-off times will vary.
Throughout the year several clubs across the UK hold small-sided football tournaments. Since our formation, we have been heavily involved in most tournaments and regularly send teams to compete for silverware!
Occasionally we enter international tournaments, and in the past several years have attended Rotterdam and Antwerp. These are great opportunities to socialise and play against LGBT clubs from across the globe.