Bristol Panthers

About The Club

Bristol Panthers Football Club is Bristol’s premier openly gay friendly football club. The current incarnation of Bristol Panthers was born on the 28th March 2009 following a advert calling for interested gay footballers and supporters to come together socially and watch two internationals at BSB in Corn Street. Those matches saw England cruise to a 4-0 win over Slovakia and Scotland succumb to the might of the Dutch by 2-0.

Those who attended agreed that it would be good to start a football team and started training the following weekend. During those early days the team entered a 5-a-side league at Goals in Filton and generally trained at least once a week. Soon the club were invited to tournaments in Cardiff and Birmingham and started playing small sided friendlies against Exeter Lions and others.

The club continued to grow and in February 2010 Bristol Panthers played their first 11 -a-side fixture versus neighbours Trowbridge Tigers and whilst a defeat, the beginnings of the current team were born on that day. The remainder of 2010 saw a number of friendlies against Birmingham Blaze, Cardiff Dragons, Yorkshire Terriers and once again Trowbridge. Those teams have been integral to the early formation of the Panthers today.

2010/11 saw the Panthers accepted as an associated team of the GFSN and entering the National Cup comptetition for the first time as well as competing in the inaugural season of the South West League. On March 19th 2011 the club were elected to the GFSN National League for 2011/12 and competed in division 3. The season finished with the Panthers being promoted to Division 2.

Days Gone By…

Bristol Panthers FC originally formed in 2000 and participated in the GFSN National League winning the first (02/03) and third (04/05) GFSN league titles. The club also enjoyed success in European tournaments. The original Panthers disbanded in 2006

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Formed: 2009
Home Kit: Blue/Yellow
Away Kit: Claret/Sky Blue

Division: Affiliate Club
Last Season: Affiliate Club


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