Saturday, 11 June 2011

Wanted - football players in Brighton and Hove

Calling all football players in the south east of the United Kingdom. Please find below a press release from Ford Motor Company and Pride in Brighton & Hove.

Ford Motor Company and Pride in Brighton & Hove are pleased to announce that the annual Ford Pride Football Tournament is back!

Following last year's success, the LGBT community football tournament will kick-off a fantastic week of festivities and celebrations culminating in the world famous Pride in Brighton & Hove Parade, and you could be right at the heart of it all.

We are now recruiting men's and women's five-a-side teams to participate in the Ford Pride in Brighton & Hove Football Tournament for the LGBT community, to take place on Saturday 6th August at the Brighton Rugby Football Club.

Last year's competition saw very high standards of play, some spectacular goals and the cup being lifted by Stonewall Lions. Through Ford's sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League, the Stonewall Lions team were also lucky winners of tickets for the whole team to a UK based UEFA Champions League match of their choice and Ford is delighted to be able to offer the same opportunity to the 2011 champions.

What's more, the winning team will also be invited to join Ford in the Pride in Brighton & Hove Parade which takes place on Saturday 13th August.

All participating clubs are welcome to enter as many teams as you would like and there is no entry fee. We want this year's competition to be bigger and better than last so feel free to send this e-mail on to all of your friends that might be interested in entering a team. Ford will even provide players with breakfast and a BBQ buffet to keep you energised throughout the day. Spectators are also, of course, very welcome.

Brighton Rugby Football Club has excellent links to the A23 and the centre of town, there is plenty of parking for those of you who wish to drive and there are also changing facilities and showers for participating teams' use. The tournament is scheduled to commence from 10am. If you are travelling by train Ford will run free minibus transfers from Brighton station to the club.

If you wish to make a weekend of it and enjoy the atmosphere of the start of the festivities throughout the town, please see for a guide to what's on and recommended hotels.

To register your interest to participate in this unique opportunity please complete the attached form and email to Please note tournament numbers are restricted so please respond no later than Friday 8th July 2011. An information pack will be sent out nearer to the event upon your confirmation.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Claire Le Boutillier at or on 0207 323 3300 at any stage.

We hope you are able to make it and look forward to hearing from you soon!

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