A DEESIDE girls football club is hosting an LGBT-themed tournament to take a stand against homophobia.

Deeside Dragons Girls FC is holding the 'grass roots versus homophobia' event at its base at Rowley's Drive in Shotton.

Six teams will be taking part in matches where they will be wearing rainbow laces, having rainbow face paints and using rainbows footballs - with the rainbow colours being the trademark of the LGBT community.

Sinead O'Rourke, the club's safeguarding officer, said: "We're holding this event to show we are all inclusive and supportive of all girls in football - including the LGBT community.

"This is something we feel is important to teach not just our girls but society as a whole and is a topic very close to our hearts."

The event will run from midday on Sunday, March 1 - with teams from Deeside Dragons, Northop Hall, Broughton, Johnstown and Penrhyn Bay all taking part.