Village Manchester FA Division 1 Pride Cup winners

Manchester Pride Cup 2022

This year’s competition hosted 12 football teams, competing across 2 divisions, for the coveted Manchester Pride Cup.

This years competition in partnership with Manchester Pride was supported by MCRActive and GLL at Whalley Range Sports Centre.

We would like to give a massive thanks to everyone at Whalley Range Sports Centre for hosting the competition and you can find out more about football at Whalley Range here.

Retaining the Pride Cup for a second year was Village Manchester Football Club, with the second division Pride Trophy being scooped up by Manchester City Football Group.

You can check out some footage of the Manchester Pride Cup and meet a few participants below.

According to Stonewall 66% of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people felt that there were problems with homophobia and transphobia in sport and that this acted as a barrier to LGBT people taking part.

Manchester FA have partnered with Manchester Pride to generate awareness of LGBTQ+ people in football and help to tackle homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia.

While we recognise the progress of sports and society in general, we believe there is still work to be done to encourage people to be active allies of LGBTQ+ people and make football For All.