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Sports and Social

Our guide for information about the clubs and how you can get involved.

We are grateful to our friends at Pride Sports and Team Manchester for their help and information! You can read the current Pride Sports' Out & Active Magazine here

View the groups and sports club by meeting day:

Every Monday

Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus - We meet in Manchester Town Hall, 7-9.30pm

A medal winning choir, the LG Chorus is a large friendly group with a professional coach/conductor and an impressive track record. For more information on this weekly rehearsal, visit MGLC Website.

times: 7pm - 9pm.

GAY GORDONS

We are a group of Scottish Country Dance enthusiasts that aim to teach many of the aspects of Scottish Country Dancing for the beginner to the more accomplished dancer. The classes are held in the upstairs bar of The Thompson’s Arms, 23 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ from 7.45pm to approx 9.45pm every Monday except bank holidays. Classes cost £1.50 a night with discount for Full Members. 

Visit us here for more info.

Monthly Marlins Swim Group @ Levenshulme Health & Fitness Centre

Marlin is a monthly recreational swimming group for all trans people (MTF and FTM). They have exclusive use of the pool, changing rooms are individual cubicles, and you can wear what you like – as long as it's safe to swim in and won’t run in the water! - Marlin Website

times: 7.30pm - 9.30pm. door tax: See club web site for details

OutdoorLads.com

As an outdoor pursuits group, each month we run a wide range of activities: from camping, hostelling, hillwalking and indoor climbing, to the more extreme activities like gorge scrambling, ice climbing, technical mountain biking and many more. There's something for everyone, no matter what your interest.Visit our Website

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Every Tuesday

Slam Dunkin Divas, women's basketball - Stretford Leisure Centre

We are a group of lesbian, bi and trans women who are all beginner basketball players. We started training together in October 2008 and are always on the lookout for new players. We hope we are a friendly bunch. If you want to have a chat before coming along, please phone Lou on 07949 604610. During the Summer, we are training outdoors in Longford Park, Chorlton. Email us for more information

times: 8pm - 10pm. door tax: £7

Northern Wave Swimming Club - Moss Side Leisure Centre

Sunday at Manchester Aquatic Centre, 1930-2030, £4.50 on the door (£2.50 for those earning National Living Wage or less)

Tuesday at Moss Side Leisure Centre, 2000-2100, £4.50 on the door (£2.50 for those earning National Living Wage or less)

Wednesday at Hough End Leisure Centre Women's Swim Session, 2000-2100, £4.50 on the door (£2.50 for those earning National Living Wage or less)

Visit our brand new website Visit our Website

Manchester Prairie Dogs - The Thompsons Arms

Manchester Prairie Dogs Line Dance Club was established over 11 years ago. The clubs membership is drawn mainly, but not exclusively, from the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Trans community, but membership is open to all - regardless of sexual orientation, ethnic origin, age or gender.

The club provides weekly line dance sessions and organises a range of social activities. Tonight, they meet at the Thompsons Arms.

times: 7.30pm - 10.30pm. door tax: £4 guests / £3 members. First visit free!

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Every Wednesday

Northern Wave Women's Swimming - Chorlton Leisure Centre, Manchester

Launched in 2008, Northern Wave Women's Swim is run by women for women. There is social swim and coaching available, with more opportunities for further training and overseas travel. Each session is followed by a social across the road from the pool. Open to all abilities, with making new friends a priority.

times: 8-9 door tax: £3 & £3.50 for members. £1 concession available

Ghap Badminton - Manchester Academy Moss Lane East Manchester M14 4PX

This group is for people who like to play badminton for pleasure rather than for competition. A great bunch of people and a friendly atmosphere.

Wednesday is 17:30 - 20:30 also Saturday is 13:00 - 16:00

www.facebook.com/GHAPbadminton

http://www.ghap-badminton.co.uk

@ghapbadminton

Door tax: £2 for one hour £4 for two hours

Open Athletics Middle Distance Sprints - Manchester Frontrunners @ Trafford Athletics Stadium

A night on the running track with Anna, aimed at a wide range of abilities. Fun in the floodlights. The venue is set in the very beatiful, Longford Park. Turn up and try it. visit Visit our Website

times: 6.30pm - 8pm. door tax: annual membership

Manchester Stingers FC - Trinity High School

A very successful and highly competitive footy club, where the women are made of stainless steel and shine like stars! If you think you can hack it, go and try it out. The Stingers are in the North West Women's League, Division 1. For more information visit www.manchesterstingers.net

Northern Jump Volleyball - Trinity Sports Centre, Hulme

A social, inclusive, LGBT-friendly volleyball group for men and women of all abilities.

We play once a week indoors all year round and have outdoor sessions in local parks in the summer/weather permitting. For more information, visit our website

times: 7.00 - 9.00 pm weekly door tax: £7 (concessions available) first two sessions £3

Ballroom Dancing - Trinity Church of England School Ballroom

A great teacher, Angela, and a very swish and dedicated group of talented (getting there!) dancers. This is for both experienced dancers and complete beginners. If you have two left feet, get an upgrade! This is just the start.. watch out Eurogames!

For more more information e-mail us

times: 8pm beginners & 9pm improvers door tax: £6 per session

Village Spartans RUFC - Old Salians Rugby Club

Whether you're a seasoned player or interested in starting to play, an old hand or a new supporter, you'll be welcome during the Wednesday night sessions. Just turn up and make yourself known!

times: 7pm - 9pm.

Northern Rebound Squash Club - Sports City

There is no need to book - you can just turn up on the night. We welcome all abilities - from absolute beginners to league players. The aim of the group is to provide a friendly environment where we can all learn and improve our games.

For Wednesday our times are 19:00 - 20:30. 

Visit our Website

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Every Thursday

Running with Manchester Frontrunners - Sugden Sports Centre

Manchester's friendliest running club meets for its main weekly run from 6.45pm onwards for a 7pm start outside the Sugden Sports Centre on Oxford Road, Manchester. We have Winter and Summer routes and each can be varied in length to be 5k, 7.5k or 10k. Everyone is welcome and all abilities are catered for, even complete novices, and new runners are buddied with an experienced member for their first run.

There are changing and shower facilities at the Sports Centre who charge £1.50 and you'll need 20p for the lockers (remember to get a token first!).

After the run, we head round the corner to Kro2 for drinks and food. Visit our Website

times: from 6.45pm door tax: Annual membership fee £12

LGBT Yoga LGF offices Richmond St.

Hatha Flow Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Flow Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Flow Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner.

Thursdays 2014 6pm - 7:15pm  www.bookwhen.com/yogabro

Village Manchester Football Club VMFC - Albert Park, Salford

Formed in 1996, we are a Gay Men's football club with ambition and commitment in providing all players and supporters with a competitive, yet fun approach to the beautiful game. We meet up every week for training & compete in local & national leagues and international tournaments. Training takes place every Thursday 8pm till 9.30pm at Albert Park, Broughton. All details and directions can be found on our website www.vmfc.co.uk

times: 8pm - 9.30pm. door tax: For more info get in touch via website

Manchester Sharks Water Polo Club - Miles Platting Pools and Fitness Centre

Manchester's top LGB water polo team. Internationally renowned and a great bunch of people. Lots of training opportunities and now in the water polo league. As a Northern Wave club there are plenty of swim training opportunities to be had. If you can tread water for more than a minute, swim reasonably confidently and want to play water polo, then The Sharks would love to meet you. Try it out - the sooner you start the better!

times: 7pm - 8.30am. door tax: £3.50

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Every Friday

Open Athletics Middle Distance Sprints - Sugden Sports Centre

One of a twice weekly training session organised for improved fitness for sport. Suitable for all levels of ability. The open Athletics rep will usually be Anna. Visit our Website

times: starts 6.30 door tax: annual membership

Northern Rebound Squash Club - Sports City

There is no need to book - you can just turn up on the night. We welcome all abilities - from absolute beginners to league players. The aim of the group is to provide a friendly environment where we can all learn and improve our games.

19:00-20:30

Visit our Website

Every Saturday

Ghap Badminton at Manchester Leisure Sports Development Centre

This group is for people who like to play badminton for pleasure rather than for competition. A great bunch of people and a friendly atmosphere.

times: 6pm - 8pm. door tax: £2.00 for one hour / £4.00 for two hours

Northern Aces Tennis Group - Sports City Tennis Centre

With over 70 members, the Northern Aces Tennis Group organises excellent annual tournaments and offers professional coaching, as well as a range of social activities. It's the biggest LGBT tennis group outside London. visit our website for more information.

times: 2pm - 5pm

Running with Manchester Frontrunners - Trafford Athletics Stadium

We run around the Chorlton/Sale Water parks in the nature reserve. Following the River Mersey, this is a great way to start a weekend, or recover from a Friday night! Run at your own pace and for as far as you like! Usual route is c.10k but happy to suggest alternatives based on your ability. Just let one of the members on the day know how far you want to go. The run is followed by (our now classic) breakfast at the Lead Station, 99 Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9EQ

PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday run is the quieter of the two weekly sessions. If you are new to the club, please email us to let us know you are coming so we can make sure we look out for you. Visit our Website

times: we set off at 10am door tax: Annual membership fee £12

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Every Sunday

Northern Wave Sunday Swim - Manchester Aquatics Centre

Northern Wave's Sunday swim is held in the fabulous 50m Training Pool, with wide lanes, great coaches and lovely people. Open to all, Sunday caters for swimmers of most abilities who want to improve their swimming strokes or train for competition. How fast and how far is up to you. Northern Wave ope to see you there!

The registration and pay desk is downstairs, next to the pool. You'll be welcomed.

times: 7.30pm - 9pm. door tax: £4 on the door - £1 concessions for student and unwaged - ask for details

Monthly Sunday Walk Out - Manchester Students Union & Academy

This is an easy-going LGBT group looking to welcome new weatherproof walkers. The group was born out of The University of Manchester LGBT staff network but now includes friends and partners.

Every last Sunday of the month head for the hills and reward yourselves with a picnic or late pub lunch for a 10-12 mile walk. Trips by train or shared cars have in the past included the Peak District, the Lakes, the Ribble valley, North Wales and the Yorkshire Dales. The routes don't (normally) involve too strenuous scrambling or rock-climbing and you won't need any special equipment other than solid walking boots and waterproof layers. If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact: thomas.nuhse@manchester.ac.uk

times: Meeting point and destination by arrangement with group

Northern Rebound Squash Club - Sports City

There is no need to book - you can just turn up on the night. We welcome all abilities - from absolute beginners to league players. The aim of the group is to provide a friendly environment where we can all learn and improve our games.

19:00-20:30

Visit our Website 

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