more about OFTW

Our mission  Out For The Win aims to normalise LGBTQI-people in sports and empower youth to feel comfortable in their own skin, by increasing the visibility of the LGBTQI-community in all sports and sportclubs through storytelling

Our name — “Going out for the win” reflects every athlete’s goal. A real athlete is competitive, aims for nothing less than victory and wants to be the first to cross the finish line. Our goal is for everyone to feel perfectly at peace with themselves, both inside and outside the pitch lines. “Being out” is not that simple nowadays, far less in sports. Athletes usually postpone their outing until after their career in sport. When hiding a part of yourself, one should never underestimate the heavy burden you have to carry and we do believe this could actually affect your performance. Therefore, OFTW aims to create an online platform where every athlete can read real lifetime stories and confessions of athletes that they can identify with and can take heart from. Furthermore, we want others to become aware of the ‘often cruel’ reality concerning homo-, bi-, trans-, and intersexuality that still exists in sports in 2017. Together, we can give young athletes the strength to be themselves and show them to never be ashamed for who they are. That is our aim, our victory, our finish line.

Our logo — The OFTW logo images a square, divided into three pieces. A box at first sight… Actually, what we really aim to symbolise, is that we want to stop “pigeonholing”, as we literally break the square. We want to break through the current conservative and stigmatized prejudices. The three irregular pieces refer to the diversity within sports and the LGBTQI-community. Despite this diversity we strive to form one whole, a strong unity. Only then, standing strong together, we can reach our goals. The two lines also refer to pitch lines. Lines that mark the difference between inside and outside, goal or no goal, victory or defeat. ‘Out’ may usually refer to defeat in sports terminology, however, OFTW hopes to show that ‘out ‘ has a positive meaning too. Not only outside the lines, but also on the playing field.


meet our team


Founder Out For The Win

Youth worker and football enthusiast ☕


Founder Out For The Win

Hiking, diving ???? & working out in the gym. ???? Rainbow activist ????️‍????


Team member

Student ‍????– Creative and sensitive soul for LGBTQ+ rights – out & proud ????


Team member

Into water sports ????


Team member

Always a camera within reach ???? and a clear opinion when it comes to it. Plays football! ⚽


Fundraiser & finances


Team member


English Translation

Loves dancing and the English language ????


meet the athletes who support OFTW

Hannah Wilkinson

Professional Footballer for Sporting CP (PT) and New Zealand National Team • Olympian • Nike Athlete • Whangarei, NZ ????????????‍????

Charlotte Deldaele

International Triathlete from Belgium • Team EFC-ITC • Straight Edge ✖️•????️‍????

Oshin Derieuw

???????? boxer – boxing for ???????? • WBF world boxing champion • Boxing Club Héninois • Be your Own Legend

Felix Capon

Being lgbtq+ can be challenging especially in the sports world. Luckily Out For The Win opens up the conversation about being out and proud as an athlete. As a queer man i totally look up to this initiative and love to spread this message.
Oh and girl, these shirts look cute so go splurge!