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The IGLFA News Magazine - Issue #1, Feb. 2016.
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Welcome to the "New" & "Official"

IGLFA News Magazine serving the LGBT football/soccer community around the globe since 1992!

Issue # 1- February, 2016

Message from our President & Board of Directors

On behalf of the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) we would like to welcome our international membership and global LGBT football community to the launch of our "IGLFA E-News Magazine!" The goal of this digital newsletter is to provide tournament updates from around the world, communication and transparency to our membership, articles featuring our clubs or teams within the Association, tributes or stories honoring individuals or clubs making an impact within the LGBT community and finally news or updates of IGLFA activities. I hope you enjoy the information within our e-magazine and once again thank you for supporting the IGLFA. 


Sincerely,

Kimberly Hadley, President-IGLFA  

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Sin City Soccer Shootout 

Jan. 16-17, 2016
Las Vegas, NV-USA


Tournament Results:



Division I
1st Place: We-Ho Eclipse
2nd Place: SF Spikes II
3rd Place: TC Jacks-Minneapolis

We-Ho Eclipse- Champion (Division 1)

Division II
1st Place: Toronto United FC
2nd Place: Portland Netrippers
3rd Place: Chicago White
Toronto United FC- Champion (Division 2)
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Welcome to the Pacific, Northwest- USA!

 


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
For more information or Click to Sign Up

The IGLFA World Championship in Portland, Oregon-USA will be the 22nd version of this historic international competition. Since the inaugural championship in 1992, this tournament has been held in 16 different cities throughout the world and has crowned over 30 tournament winners in both the men’s and women’s competition. (IGLFA World Championship Results can be found here.) Ultimately, this is your opportunity to enjoy, socialize and compete for the right to be crowned, “World Champion! 
 


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IGLFA Featured Club of the Month


"10th Year Anniversary!"
 
 

"Host of the 2016 IGLFA World Championship XXII"
 
The Netrippers FC are Portland's only soccer club for LGBTQ players who seek a safe and secure location for gay football. Located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Netrippers FC were established in 2006 by a only a handful of members and one team in the Portland Metro League. They were energized and determined to organize a gay soccer club which was desperately lacking within their growing community. Since inception here are some of their major accomplishments: 
  • 2006: Founded & Established- Netrippers FC
  • 2008: Created the current Netrippers Friendly Co-Ed Tournament in Portland.
  • 2013: Participated in first international tournament- World Outgames in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 2015:  Won the rights to host the 2016 IGLFA World Championship XXII
  • 2016:  Over 150 members, 12 teams including 3 women's, 5 men's and 4 co-ed. 
Off the field since 2006, the Netrippers have created strong relationships within the community including several non-profit organizations. For the past three years, they have conducted soccer clinics with Camp Starlight an organization that provides an amazing summer camp experience for youth affected by HIV/AIDS. In addition to that work, the Netrippers have also been providing volunteer coaches to the Portland Community Football Club, an organization that provides under-served youth an opportunity to train with high-level trainers or experienced players at an affordable cost. 

Ten years later after accomplishing many achievements on the pitch and throughout their community the Netrippers FC will be the proud hosts of the 2016 IGLFA World Championship XXII next summer in Portland, Oregon-USA.  

The Netrippers can be found here. (Website)
 
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A Tribute to Mr. Bob Whitmore 
 
Mr. Bob Whitmore, Co-Founder- NY Ramblers & IGLFA

Last year, the IGLFA Family and the New York Ramblers reluctantly said goodbye to one of its Founders and Hall of Famer; The Legendary Mr. Bob Whitmore! In 1980, Bob along with a few gay New Yorkers' answered a local advertisement in the paper to play soccer in the iconic Central Park. What they did not realize or expect was to create the "first" international LGBT football club in the world; The New York Ramblers! Twelve years later (1992) as part of the Steering Committee at the 1st Annual IGLFA World Championship, Bob and several individuals took it upon themselves to coordinate, organize and create a global football association capable of fostering tolerance, acceptance and love for all LGBT athletes interested in playing organized football around the world. What he created along with several individuals was the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association known as the "IGLFA." Over 20 years later the IGLFA has over 50 members and is one of the leading LGBT Associations throughout the globe. We will forever be grateful for his courage, sacrifice and service to the entire LGBT football community. Thank you Bob and goodbye our dear friend! 

       

Bob introduced into the IGLFA Hall of Fame

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Board Positions 
Available
as of Feb, 2016:

 

JOIN the IGLFA!
  • Communications Officer
  • Latin America Delegate
  • Asia Delegate (2)
  • European Referee Director
For more information please email our Secretary. Thank you!





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Membership
Update:

Become a Member
or
Renew your Dues!
Thank you for your Commitment & Support! 

The IGLFA would like to remind our clubs', referees' and organizations' that dues for FY2016 membership are now being accepted and should be paid ASAP! For more information about joining or renewing your membership please click here.  For additional inquires please contact our Treasurer.

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Table of Contents
  1. Welcome! Message from our President & Board
  2. Tournament Calendar
  3. Sin City Shootout-Results from Vegas.
  4. 2016 IGLFA World Championship XXII Update
  5. Featured Club: Portland Netrippers FC
  6. Tribute to Bob Whitmore-IGLFA Co-Founder.
  7. IGLFA: "Positions Available!"
  8. Membership Dues 
Tournament Calendar
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IGLFA:
Over the Years!


 
































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