Sports and recreation groups
A group organised by Open Athletics meets every week for all levels of ability. Visit www.openathletics.org/in-your-area/manchester for more details.
A mixed ability gay & lesbian badminton group for people who like to play badminton for pleasure rather than for competition. Meets in sports venues close to the city centre. Visit www.ghapbadminton.org.uk for details and maps.
This LGBT club provides weekly line dance sessions and organises a range of social activities. It caters for all levels of dancers from Beginners to Advanced and meets every Tuesday from 7.30–10.30pm at the Thompsons Arms on Sackville Street. See www.manchesterprairiedogs.co.uk
A group of Scottish Country Dance enthusiasts that meet weekly. It is a great way to exercise, to meet new people and to learn a new skill. It is open to everyone within the LGBT Community and their friends – from complete beginners to the more advanced dancer. See their website at www.gay-gordons-manchester.co.uk for more details.
This is a gay men’s football team that train weekly. For more details contact them via their website at www.vmfc.co.uk
This is a relatively new club that is the first of its kind in the world. Training occurs one evening a week. It is open for experienced and learners alike. Great for social contacts and sport. Go to www.canalsiders.co.uk for more details.
This is a gay men’s rugby team. Whether you’re a seasoned player or interested in learning to play, an old hand or a new supporter. To contact them see www.villagespartans.co.uk
A mixed group for people who love running, jogging, race walking or those who simply want to improve their fitness levels. They meet three times a week on Tuesday evenings at the Sports City track, Thursday evenings in Manchester City Centre and on Saturdays in Chorlton. Both the runs and track sessions are designed with absolutely all abilities in mind, and Thursday and Saturday runs are followed by a social activity. See www.manchesterfrontrunners.org for more details.
A LGBT squash group welcoming players with a range of abilities and experience levels. They aim to provide opportunities for social activities, training and competition both at home and internationally. For details of meetings visit www.northernrebound.org or their Facebook page.
This is a mixed club (but mainly men attend) offering swimming and ‘fun water polo’ at several pools in Manchester. Visit www.northernwave.org or their Facebook page for more details.