Local gay-friendly team triumph in competition at universityThe Devon Lions, our local gay-friendly team, won Exeter City Football in the Community’s One Game One Community Futsal tournament on Sunday, in a hard-fought final against Open Space International Legends.
The Lions, inspired by some outstanding goalkeeping, edged out the OSI Legends, who included several Afghan players, 2-0 in the final.
The tournament, organised by Exeter City Football in the Community, attracted a diverse range of community teams, from the local YMCA to a group of University of Exeter students from Hong Kong. Many countries were represented, including players from Nigeria, Cameroon and Kuwait.
After an initial group stage contested by eight teams, the semi-finals saw the Hong Kong students lose 6-1 to OSI Legends and local side OJFC defeated 4-0 by the Lions.
The event, held with the generous support of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and its One Game One Community Group, was supported by the University of Exeter, who provided the use of their sports hall and the Devon FA, whose officials refereed the games.
Exeter City’s One Game One Community Group supports the aims of the national equality and diversity Kick It Out campaign, which works to address all types of discrimination in football including race, disability, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation.
“This was another excellent tournament which provided opportunities to participate for a wide variety of local community teams,” said Martin Weiler for the Exeter City One Game One Community Group. “There was a brilliant mix of players and the games were played in a friendly and positive manner. We are now looking forward to our summer tournament in July.”
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