Fans For Diversity team up with Proud Valiants to support Charlton V Homophobia
Photo Credit: Ben Peters
The Fans For Diversity (FFD) campaign supported the Charlton V Homophobia tournament for the second consecutive season as The Valley hosted the event on Sunday 7 May.
The quadrangular competition saw host-team Proud Valiants welcome teams from Bexley Invicta, Fans For Diversity and last year’s winners the University of Greenwich.
The Fans For Diversity team was managed by Hartley Witney assistant manager Luke Tuffs after he coached the first ever FFD match against Stonewall in February.
It proved to be a fantastic occasion on and off the pitch with three teams battling it out for the title. Bexley Invicta, Fans For Diversity and University of Greenwich each won two of their three matches, meaning they all finished level on points.
That meant that goal difference would decide the champions – with Greenwich sealing a second successive title by scoring five more goals than Bexley.
Speaking after the tournament, Anwar Uddin, lead on the Fans For Diversity campaign, was delighted to show his support for LGBT+ inclusion in football.
“It was fantastic that Fans For Diversity could once again give its backing to the Proud Valiants by being a part of this fantastic event.
“What makes Charlton v Homophobia so special is that Charlton Athletic and the Charlton Athletic Community Trust fully support the day, which shows that they not only embrace their LGBT+ fanbase but welcome supporters for all backgrounds to the club.
“It was great that Fans For Diversity also won their second and third ever matches! Hopefully we can come back next year to win the title.”