Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Anderson welcomes football tournament to combat homophobia

15 August, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has welcomed a unique football tournament to combat homophobia organised as part of the Foyle Pride Festival. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"As part of this year's excellent Foyle Pride Festival, the Rainbow Project in partnership with the Old Library Trust, will hold a unique football tournament to combat homophobia. 

"The Football vs Homophobia tournament will be held in the Bishop's Field, Creggan on Friday, August 26 and promises to be a great event. 

"There is no place for homophobia or any form of discrimination in our society and events like this are a great way to raise awareness and send out an important message. 

"Derry City FC and Institute have already got behind the scheme, as have local musicians SOAK and Wake America, and I have no doubt the people will support it too. 

"It is open to players aged 14 and over and I would encourage anyone looking to take part to contact the Rainbow Project on 02871283030 and get involved."

Connect with Sinn Féin