Stonewall FC, the longest standing LGBT football club in the UK and currently, the world’s most successful LGBT football club, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Four times holders of the Gay Games, current holders of the EuroGames with a first team that competes in The FA’s non-League pyramid, Stonewall FC’s success is unprecedented.
To celebrate, the club is hosting a Gala Dinner at The Emirates Stadium this Saturday 4 June, where players, managers, supporters and their partners, past and present, spanning all 25 years of its history will be there.
The Dinner will honour the achievements of select individuals and will showcase video and photo highlights spanning back to 1991, covering all international and domestic success.
One of its founders Aslie Pitter was recognised by The FA in 2013 as one of its Grassroots Heroes during the 150th year anniversary celebrations.
"We are incredibly proud to be leading the way for LGBT football clubs in the UK," said Jamie Feldman, Trustee and Treasurer of Stonewall FC.
"This year, in particular, has seen a huge increase in membership numbers and we are very pleased to confirm our second team’s move into the Middlesex League from next season.
“The club is growing from strength to strength and delivering success both on and off the pitch. The Emirates Dinner is our chance to celebrate with everyone that has helped us along the way over the past 25 years. Long may it continue."
Stonewall FC were also involved in a match against Manchester United Legends earlier this week, winning 4-1. The game took place at Manchester United’s training complex in Carrington and was in recognition of Manchester United and AON’s commitment to TeamPride and Stonewall’s RainbowLaces campaign.