We are the Cardiff Dragons, Wales’s first and only LGBTI+ football team. The team was set up in 2008 by a group of guys who love football and wanted to create a team free from homophobia and play football in a safe and supportive space.
The club continues to grow from strength to strength. We have a wide range of football on offer, we have a diverse membership and welcome players and supporters of all genders, sexualities and all abilities to play football in a supportive environment free from homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
We currently play in the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) league against teams from all over the country from as far afield as Nottingham, London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. We also play in a local Sunday League and a Casual league in Bristol. Furthermore, we compete in 5-a-side and 6-a-side tournaments throughout the country and we regularly play casual and friendly fixtures. We are currently sponsored by Mitie.
The team is not just about playing, the social side of football is important to us. We try to vary our social events, whether it’s out on the gay scene, watching a football match, bowling, or whatever people want to do. We also run fundraisers to subsidise our costs, plus 25% of everything we raise goes to charity.
Current Football Manager Murray Harvey says; “I always wanted to play for a gay team as I had been playing for local teams and felt like I was lying to my team-mates. It is also important to me as it creates social opportunities different to the usual gay scene.”
Long standing Dragon, Dave Amos says; “It’s my belief and the belief of the club that we offer football for all with no discrimination of any sort. Our club is about offering a chance to play football in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Whether you want to be competitive, just play for fun or just come along for the social side and support the team we hope to offer these opportunities for you.”