Having formed in 2008, East End Phoenix FC has recently just celebrated its tenth anniversary.

We participate in the LUL (London Unity League) and GFSN [Gay Football Supporters' Network] Cup and this year we have played in the GFSN League, a competition including teams from all across the UK. With leagues like the LUL and the GFSN, it’s a really good time for LGBT+ football in the UK.

The club was formed to offer inclusive football opportunities for the LGBT+ community in east London. We play our home games in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the LUL has always provided a really social and inclusive environment for anyone to come in and play football.

We welcome all players regardless of gender, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics which might make it more difficult to participate in football or to play in mainstream leagues.

We welcome players of all abilities, including people who are completely new to the sport. The League’s format has been really helpful as it creates a sense of community between the clubs - this allows people be more comfortable playing football and to make friends.