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Now in its second year Manchester’s City Beach “Castlesands” will play host to a sports day for the North West’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans (LGBT) Community. Organised by Outdoor Lads, the UK’s largest outdoor activities charity and Pride Sports, the UK’s only LGBT sports development organisation, this event aims to celebrate and promote LGBT sports in the North West.

Organisers are calling on LGBT sports teams, groups and charities to enter teams of between 5 and 10 people to compete in a number of events including: Tag Rugby, Volleyball, 5-a-side Football and Tennis. None-competitors are also welcome to attend and enjoy this unique atmosphere complemented by a beach bar and barbeque.

The competition will start at noon on Saturday 21st May and will be followed by a beach party starting at 5pm. The sports day will form part of 6 weeks of activities as part of Castlesands, 120 tons of washed sand on Manchester’s iconic Castlefield Arena.

Teams looking to register or to gain further information should contact Chris Knight at OutdoorLads on