Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Edinburgh to host gay friendly football tournament


HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT football team, are holding their annual Love Football 5-a-side tournament in Edinburgh on St. Valentines’ Day.

The matches will be held at the World of Football, Newmarket Road, Edinburgh and will run from 1pm to 4pm.

HotScots FC organises the tournament each year to promote diversity and inclusion within football.

The club also hopes to use the event as a means of advancing community football throughout Edinburgh and is eager for any interested teams to get involved.

The tournament is open to everyone, regardless of ability, sex, religion or sexual orientation.

So far ten teams have registered to take part including the community section of one of Edinburgh’s professional clubs, some of HotScots’ GFSN (Gay Football Supporters’ Network) rivals and local 5-a-side teams.

Love Football also hopes to raise money for Forth Radio’s Cash for Kids charity.

Teams can enter up until Friday with a fee of £5 per player (maximum of 8 players per squad) by getting in touch with the club via

HotScots FC have confirmed that food will be provided after the tournament, which will be followed by a social event in town.



About Andrew Page

Andrew Page
Andrew is KaleidoScot's sports editor and photographer. An experienced blogger, Andrew was raised in the Hebrides and currently lives in Renfrewshire. Andrew became an active equality campaigner at the time of the Section 28 debate, and has particular interests in faith issues and promoting LGBTI equality in sport. Andrew was shortlisted for the Icon Award's 2015 Journalist of the Year.

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