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Arsenal LGBT group Gay Gooners marks fifth birthday with community five-a-side tournament before Everton

PUBLISHED: 11:26 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:26 02 February 2018

The Gay Gooners are marking their fifth anniversary with a five-a-side tournament at Arsenal on Saturday

The Gay Gooners are marking their fifth anniversary with a five-a-side tournament at Arsenal on Saturday

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February is the fifth anniversary of the Gay Gooners, Arsenal’s official LGBT supporters’ club.

To mark the occasion they are holding a five-a-side tournament at the Arsenal Community Centre on Saturday before the Everton match on Saturday.

With more than 600 members the group is the largest LGBT fan group of any football club in the world.

Dave Raval from the group said: “We’re celebrating the impact that we and the club have had in bringing fans together.

“We plan to make it a fun experience, and hope everyone will enjoy it.”

Teams confirmed so far are from the Arsenal Community, Arsenal Denmark, Arsenal Walking Football, Arsenal Womens Supporters Club, Gay Gooners, Octopus Energy, REDaction and an Everton Supporters Club team.

The tournament will take place at the Arsenal Community Centre, ‘The Hub’, in the south west of the Emirates stadium, on the corner of Benwell and Queensland Roads.

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