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Greenwich University aim to win third title in Charlton v Homophobia Cup


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The University of Greenwich are hoping to lift a third successive title at the annual Charlton v Homophobia tournament this Tuesday.

The holders will be represented by a team of students and staff and will compete against six other sides, including an RAF XI and a team of local journalists.


All fixtures will take place at League One’s Charlton Athletic’s Valley Stadium, with all tickets free for fans as the club continues its commitment to raising the profile of LGBTQI+ issues in football.


Greenwich’s team will be managed by Director of Information and Library Services Paul Butler, who told the University’s website: “This will be the third time this tournament has run and I'm hoping we will go on to make it a hat trick of wins.


“The event is a wonderful opportunity for the university student and staff community to come together to compete in a single team to demonstrate the importance of inclusivity and the university's collective support for LGBTQI+ equality and diversity.


“I hope as many students and colleagues as possible are able to come along and support our team.”

University of Greenwich Head of Sports Strategy Marianne Boyle continued with Butler’s sentiment, adding to Charlton Athletic’s club website: “The university is a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and the positive development of LGBTQI+ related equality & diversity support and representation is very important to the University.

“It is an absolute honour to be part of such a fantastic awareness raising tournament for the third year running and, whilst we wish all those participating the best of luck, as the champions for the last two years we are hoping to make it third time lucky for University of Greenwich students and staff team.”


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