Rainbow Laces 2019

Laces at the Ready

The Activation Period to encourage people to be active allies to LGBT+ people and make football For All is this weekend!

The Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign takes place from Friday 22 November to Sunday 8 December and Cumberland FA have distributed team packs to the teams who were allocated them following the application process

Didn’t Receive Laces? Nevermind, Rainbow Laces is about more than laces. There are so many ways to go that step further and demonstrate you are active allies to LGBT+ people in your community.

CLICK HERE to access some useful resources, including the digital ‘Activation Pack’ and a campaign checklist.

The digital toolkit is to help your club or league to make the most of your involvement in the campaign. You can use the assets to convey key messages and statistics. There are also some suggestions for showcasing your commitment to LGBT+ inclusion. Check out the ‘Campaign Checklist’

NEW for 2019 is the Playing Surface content creator, where you can create a range of editable digital assets for you to use in the leadup and throughout the campaign window – free of charge!

The following teams have been allocated a Team Pack for the activation period:

Abbeytown JFC Under 11
Carlisle Reivers Blacks Under 9s
Harraby Catholic Club JFC Under 9
Maryport Amateurs FC Under 12
Maryport Labour Club FC
Moor Row FC (Adult Sunday)
Northbank 1970 Under 10 Girls
Soul Suite FC
Workington Reds Ladies

The FA champions change and everyone who is an ally of inclusion. The combined efforts of grassroots clubs and leagues continue to generate awareness of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia abuse/concerns, which sadly still takes place. However, while we’ve positively changed people’s attitudes, we need to go further to encourage people to be active allies to LGBT+ people and make football For All.

We hope clubs and leagues will embrace being part of a display of support for LGBT+ people in football. Together, let’s make football For All, whether you’re a fan, player, manager, coach, referee or volunteer.

This weekend, the Premier League and English Football League will be supporting the Campaign and on Wednesday 27 November, it’s Wear Your #RainbowLacesDay

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