CACT (Charlton) Invicta Football Club (CIFC) is South-East London and Kent’s only LGBT-friendly football club. The Club was originally founded as Bexley Invicta FC (BIFC) on 15 January 2011 until 23 August 2017. On 24 August 2017, at The Valley, the home of Charlton Athletic Football Club – Bexley Invicta FC rebranded as CACT Invicta FC and in the process formally affiliated to the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.
The club was founded to be open to all – regardless of sexuality, ability or experience – who want to play football in an LGBT-friendly setting. Football playing commenced on 15 January 2011 with a kickabout in Danson Park.
As BIFC (and now CIFC), the club play in the London Unity League (“LUL”) and in a range of competitive matches, friendlies, national/international tournaments, both 11 aside and also 5/6/7/8-aside as well as regular weekly training and friendly training matches against Charlton Athletic Deaf FC.
CIFC is affiliated to Kent Football Association, and has worked with the Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Charlton Athletic Race Equality (CARE) Partnership since June 2016. In May 2017, the Club achieved its highest league finish to date in the LUL of 4th place.
On 24 August 2017, in a ground-breaking development, the Club became CACT Invicta FC – an official team of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust. This is the first time a LGBT-friendly club has become part of a professional football club and its community trust.
See this release from the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.
On 18 March 2018, CACT Invicta FC became London Unity League Champions for the first time ever.
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