Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival - LAUNCHES TONIGHT


The Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival is a collection of LGBT+ groups, teams, fitness instructors, businesses, allies and personal Trainers. There has always been a 'stigma' associated with the sporting industry and the LGBT+ community, but this 8 day event leading up to Leeds Pride is all about breaking down those barriers in the LGBT+ community and everyone else. The event stretches over 8 days starting on the 28th July and finishing on the 5th August, all the events take part throughout the city, even though the scene is a vital part of the community, it doesn't stop and start there!

Though the events are free, they have decided to raise has much money during the event and donate the money to DAZL - Dance Action Zone Leeds, so they are asking everyone who takes part in the events to donate either through our Eventbrite links or donate on the day.

This is the first event of it's kind! Leeds is launching the event the first in the UK and even the world!

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival 2017 launches with a '5 a side football tournament' at Armley leisure centre on Friday 28th July at 6pm.

The teams we have participating are a selection of LGBT businesses and allies throughout Leeds. Here is a list of the teams...

  • Yorkshire terriers (team 1)
  • Yorkshire Terriers (team 2)
  • Mesmac
  • LGBT+ bars (a collection of bar staff through the scene joining up to form a team)
  • LGBT+ Allies (a collection of bars throughout the city that are allies of the LGBT+ community)
  • Armley Leisure Centre staff
  • Virgin Active Staff
  • Republica International (an Open Gay Christian Team)

They have also had some great support from different businesses and organisations through the city to help raise money this evening. They will be holding a raffle event on the evening with some amazing prizes up for grabs:

  • Leeds Rhinos signed t-shirt
  • Danny Silk PT 2 weeks worth of PT sessions
  • Virgin Active 1 weeks gym membership and 1 PT session
  • Armley Leisure 1 months gym membership
  • Gentleman's barbers 1 free hair cut
  • Gentleman's barbers 1 free beard trim
  • XS hair female hair cut
  • XS hair male hair cut
  • Pattisere Valerie cake box
  • Latitude wine bottle champagne
  • Everyman cinema 5 x 2 cinema tickets
  • Revolucion de Cuba meal for 2 inc drink
  • Cosmopolitan hotel afternoon tea for 2 inc cocktail
  • Jess Learmonth (triathlon Olympian) 4 x training tops

During the evening Armley leisure Centre have opened up a separate function room to give people chance to mingle, with the cafe open with drink promotions and food offerings. They are hoping to get a few key figures of Leeds to attend. There will be an award ceremony at the end of the evening!

After the launch night, there are many more events...

  • 5 a side football Tournament
  • 5k Dog Walk with danny Silk PT (Fully Booked)
  • Streetdance with DAZL (Fully Booked)
  • Bike ride to Bingley with Danny Silk PT
  • Quidittch training with Leeds Griffins
  • Body Combat with Virgin Active/ Matthias Rieger
  • Group Training with Claire Senior PT
  • Hills have Gays and Outdoor lads hike in Hebden Bridge
  • Aerial Yoga with Sam and Paddy (Fully Booked)
  • Spin class at Virgin Active
  • Group training (Abs) with Danny Silk PT
  • HIIT session with Firehouse Fitness
  • Kickboxing with Steve Frost
  • Streetdance
  • 80's fitness dance at Armley leisure centre
  • Badminton with Bad Mittens
  • Canal Run with Leeds Frontrunners
  • Trampolining Cardio workout with Oxygen Free jumping
  • Kickboxing with Steve Frost
  • HIIT session with Firehouse training
  • Table Tennis with Danny Silk PT and TableTennis England
  • Pride 5k Park run with Leeds frontrunners
  • Yoga with Helena Byles and We are Wellness
  • Rugby Training with Leeds Hunters

All these events are on Facebook and the links to book through Eventbrite or donate on the day, but if you need any more information please contact Danny Silk PT on dannysilkpt@gmail.com 

There are 3 events fully booked and 8 over 50% booked, already so don't delay and book quickly to ensure your place!