With so much of the gay scene changing, or sadly disappearing, it’s reassuring to know there is something that will once again this year give us all that familiar warm, fuzzy feeling inside; RVT/GMFA Sports Day.  

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, this legendary annual LGBT event is the ultimate sporting event, when it comes to breaking down barriers in the community. It doesn’t matter if you are young, young at heart, thin, “fullsome”, fabulously flamboyant or a retiring wallflower secretly bursting to blossom – everyone is welcome. As always, it is being held in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens behind the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The big day this year is Monday 29th August.

Being the 10th annual Sports Day means there will be some extra fun surprises, alongside the hugely popular staple events such as the 50 metre mince, drag relay, tug o’ war, egg and spoon race and our favourite – the handbag toss.

Team registration is now open. This year up to 21 teams (five a team) will be able to compete, but be quick. The gang at GMFA are already working their fingers to the bone, entering details of people who have already expressed interest. Remember, it’s all for a number of fantastic causes, raising funds for GMFA, Vauxhall City Farm and Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.    

Matthew Hodson of GMFA said, “Come rain or shine, the GMFA / RVT Sports Day is still the most fun of all the fundraising events of the year - and after two damp years we’re due some sunshine this year. As it’s the 10th of the GMFA Sports Days, we want it to be even bigger, bolder and more outrageous than before. Sports Day raises funds for GMFA’s sexual health information and for FS magazine, which receive no Government funding and depend on the support of the community.”             

Check out the GMFA website for details, as well as videos and photos from previous years’ events: www.gmfa.org.uk/sportsday

For further information, please contact:

Michael Flaherty

Community Engagement Office


[email protected]

Tel: 020 3463 2482