The Justin Fashanu All-Stars are a unique new team founded by the Justin Campaign against homophobia in football. With a constantly changing line-up, the All-Stars will be open to anyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity, who want to represent the Campaign on the football pitch.
The All-Stars were launched on 7 March 2009 at the Justin Campaign Football Festival at Brighton’s Jubilee Square where the team’s pink and black kit – sponsored by chart-topping musician Norman Cook and his wife Zoe Ball – was unveiled. The following week the All-Stars made their competitive bow at the Yorkshire Terriers’ Five-a-Side tournament in Leeds.
Organised by the Campaign, the team will have different managers and players for friendlies in national and international tournaments.
“We felt that the Campaign should raise awareness about homophobia in football by playing football. You can talk all day, but it’s not until you seriously compete on the pitch that people will seriously think about sexuality and football.”
Jason hall - Founding Director