Every August bank holiday in London for the past decade, hundreds of members of the LGBT community have been flocking to the Gay Sports Day at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens behind the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – well, this year will be no different as we witness the 10th annual Gay Sports Day take place on Monday 29th August, in support of GMFA, Vauxhall City Farm and Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and hosted by the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Teams of five willing contenders, often dressed in the most inventive, satirical, topical or downright outlandish costumes, from superheroes to hairy fairies (click on the photo links below for inspiration), compete in a bunch of sporting events, some of which you haven’t had to do since primary school, while others… well, register a team and see for yourself (hint: click on the ‘instructional video’ links above and below and you'll soon get the picture).

Timberlina will be hosting as per usual with her … unique sense of ‘justice and fair play’, expertly assisted as ever by two of sports broadcasting's leading lights – Rugby World Cup commentator Nick Heath and TalkSPORT's Bob Ballard.

Everything kicks off at 1.45pm and medals are dished out by 6pm. It’s free to attend but it’s a fundraiser so ransack your coin jars or just bring them along and empty them into the charity buckets.

Get involved in next year's event

Register your team of five competitors by emailing michael.flaherty@gmfa.org.uk. We ask all teams to pledge to raise £500. 

Volunteering: do you have experience in event planning or stewarding? Is your address book bulging with celebrities that you could hit up for auction prizes? Can you make the links to get major sponsorship for this year's event? If you're interested in taking part in Sports Day 2016 through either volunteering or competing, please contact michael.flaherty@gmfa.org.uk


Previous GMFA/RVT Gay Sports Day events.