Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust has agreed to sponsor one of the competitions in this summer’s Unity Cup for male and female LGBT teams which is hosted by Cardiff Dragons FC.
The tournament is being held to tie in with Cardiff’s year as European Capital of Sport, with the games being played at Pontcanna Fields on June 13 and 14.
It is being supported by Sport Cardiff, Sport Wales and the Welsh Football Trust.
The Trust has agreed to provide a cup and medals for one of the tournaments following a request by Ali Mahoney, Chairperson of Cardiff Dragons FC.
Trust board member John Isaacson, who has met Ali Mahoney over sponsorship, said: “The Trust is very pleased to support one of the competitions in the Unity Cup and we hope it will attract LGBT players from across Europe.
“We’re delighted that Cardiff is the European Capital of Sport because sport has played and continues to play such an important part in the life of the city.
“The Millennium Stadium is known across the world while Cardiff City is in the Premier League, Glamorgan hosts top Test cricket and we have many great individual stars like gold medalist Geraint Thomas.”
A tournament website (www.ecs2014cardiff.com) and a Facebook page (httpss://www.facebook.com/pages/ECS2014Cardiff/160844714123797) has been established to generate interest in the European and UK LGBT football community.