The Rainbow Laces campaign is a way for everyone involved in sport to show their support for LGBT equality and inclusivity.
The FA will be supporting the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign in 2018 to promote inclusion in football and we are keen to support this message across Derbyshire.
The campaign is running between Saturday 17th November and Sunday 2nd December, and we're encouraging our clubs, leagues and officials are to support the campaign.
Stonewall has developed a range of measures to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport. The charity has issued a sports toolkit for grassroots and community sport teams to build awareness and understanding of the issues affecting LGBT people, and how they can help ensure all sports offer an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.
Stonewall will work with all of the clubs involved in Rainbow Laces to support their activities
The following Derbyshire clubs and organisations are supporting the campaign:
- Alfreton Town
- Belper Leisure Centre
- Chesterfield Junior Blues
- Chesterfield Ladies Development
- Chesterfield Ladies First
- Derby Rovers
- Field Lane
- Kilburn Youth & Vets FC
- Matlock Town
- Mickleover Sports
- The Oaklands
- Willows Sports Centre
If you are taking part in the campaign, we would love to see you showing your support, so please feel free to tag us into any of your posts!
If you would like to find out more about the campaign, you can visit Stonewall's website, or you can view their sports toolkit.