Sports programme

Pride House 2012 is not just about spectating: it’s about participating in sport!

  • A day out with the London Broncos rugby league team
  • A football tournament on Sunday 5 August
  • A tennis day on Wednesday 8 August
  • A 5K run on Thursday 9 August
  • A bowling night on Friday 10 August
  • A picnic and sports day on Saturday 11 August

Find the details for each below:

Saturday, 4 AUGUST

Pride House with the London Broncos
Details HERE

Sunday, 5 August

Pride House Football Tournament

All day long, a men’s and women’s 7 a-side football tournament organised by Phoenix Football club with the support of GLISA International, IGLFA, the FA, and Barefoot Wines.

Mile End Leisure Centre and Stadium, Mile End Park, 190 Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 4HLI

Mile End Tube station.
The stadium is about 1 mile on foot or by bicycle from Pride House at CA House on Limehouse Basin. Just follow the Regent’s Canal!

Sunday 5 August 2012, 10am to 5pm

Players, coaches and fans are invited to the tournament party at Pride House 2012, Limehouse Basin, immediatey following

For further information, write
Fee of 50 GBP per team, 10 players maximum per team
Register here:

Flyer (feel free to share!)

Phoenix FC

Phoenix FC is LGBT and gay-friendly football team in East London, created in July 2008 to meet the needs of East and North London’s growing LGBT community. We provide a judgement -free, friendly and social environment for people who enjoy playing, or want to learn how to play, football. For us, having a good laugh at the pub after a match is just as important as who won. That being said, we’re serious about playing to the best of our ability, and developing our team and individual players as well. Forging lasting friendships and social connections while building up the LGBT sporting community is part of our mission.

WednesdaY 8 AUGUST

Pride House Tennis Taster

Pride House joins Tower Hamlets Summer Tennis Programme for a day of fun tennis. From 11am to 6pm, no need to book, just show up!
Tower Hamlets Tennis is delivering tennis sessions suitable for adult beginners throughout the week at Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London, E3.
All are welcome to come learn and practice!

For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be going to the Games in person, there is the opportunity to visit one of the BT London Live festivals at Hyde Park and Victoria Park. These festivals will give visitors the chance to watch the Olympics on giant screens, see live music (from the likes of Blur and Snowpatrol) and try out many of the Olympic sports, including tennis. They are free to enter but the organisers will be limiting the capacity at 50,000/day which should give you an idea of the scale.

The Victoria Park festival is located beside the newly refurbished tennis courts. With the high footfall and attention on sport, Tower Hamlet Tennis will be offering their usual tennis session free to the public from Saturday 28 July through until Sunday 12 of August. This is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the Olympic environment and be inspired to take part in tennis sessions including Cardio Tennis and Mini Tennis.

Wednesday 8 August 2012, 11am to 6pm

Victoria Park

There are several options for tube, bus and overland depending on the direction you are travelling from. The nearest overland station to the courts is Hackney Wick (10 minute walk) whilst the nearest tube stop is Mile End (20 minute walk). Many bus routes pass the Park including the 277 from Highbury and Islington and 425 from Stratford. In addition if you don’t fancy walking between the station to the courts there are Boris bikes practically on every corner which you can park up at Victoria Park.

There are no food outlets near the vicinity of the courts. There are however several cafes in Victoria Park Village just a short walk away on Lauriston Road. Alternatively there will be food available for purchase inside the  BT Live Site. Toilets and changing rooms are located adjacent to the courts.


Pride House Docklands Dash!

As part of the Pride House 2012 Festival, PACE, London Friend, and the Big Gay 10k are having a special 5K run to celebrate and promote LGBT sports as well as encourage the community to take up running, while supporting charities at the same time.

Starting at 7pm at Limehouse Basin Marina right by CA House, the primary venue of Pride House 2012, we will be running along historic Narrow Street to Canary Wharf and South Quay, over the docks to Westferry, then back along Narrow Street to Limehouse, taking in the sights of London old and new along the way. After-run refreshments and socialising will occur! And there may even be prizes!

Register here:

Friday 10 August

Pride House Bowling Bash!

Join other LGBT athletes and fans of sport for a social bowling night! Only £11.25 per person, which includes three games. How about a night out for your sports club or social group? We’ll be playing games in different groups throughout the night so be prepared to meet lots of new people and party!

We’ll be playing from 7pm at the London Palace Superbowl at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Register and pre-pay at:


Fun sports day at the Pride House Picnic. Details soon!