Get training for RVT/GMFA gay sports day 2009

GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) are pleased to announce that the 2009 RVT/GMFA Gay Sports Day will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August. Registration is now open and teams of five are invited to participate in the games to help raise some vital money for three great causes – GMFA, Vauxhall City Farm and the Friends of Spring Gardens.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than last year. Expect more fun, frolics and frivolity with events such as the drag relay, the handbag throw and the fabulous 50m mince.

Matthew Hodson of GMFA says: “It’s no surprise that the GMFA and RVT Sports Day has already become one of the highlights of the gay calendar. You never know quite what to expect at the Sports Day, and that’s what makes it so brilliant. Last year some of the teams made a real effort with their costumes and the whole event has this carnival atmosphere, but the sporting competition can get pretty intense too.”

There will once again be a trophy for the winning team and another trophy for the team that manages to raise the most money. Last year the event was won by the fabulous ‘Sodomites’, and the top fundraisers were ‘Mighty Metamorphic Zebras’, who managed to raise over £1,000.

Places for teams will be strictly limited to the numbers allowed by the local council, so entry will be on a first-come first-served basis. For registration information, visit

Matthew adds: “The day promises to be great fun and in joining in you will be helping to ensure that GMFA can continue its vital work for gay men’s health. We hope to see you there!”

The sports day will start at 2pm in Spring Gardens, Vauxhall (behind the Royal Vauxhall Tavern).


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