Football v Homophobia

Football v Homophobia returns to eradicate homophobia

The Derbyshire FA and local leagues will once again engage with the Football v Homophobia campaign in February.

The campaign, which runs at county level and nationwide across all levels of football, is dedicated to eradicating homophobia and challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression within the game.

The Derbyshire FA will be running a digital campaign online to show support for the month of action, but will also be linking in with local leagues to host ‘Football v Homophobia matchdays’.

Leagues will be given the opportunity to show their support for the campaign at their venues by joining in with the scheme to help eradicate homophobia from football.

The Derbyshire FA will be in attendance at the matchdays, and will support the leagues by providing merchandise, showing support online, and much more.

As an international initiative Football v Homophobia engages in campaigning, education, advice, guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to:

  • Make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBT+ people.
  • Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBT+ people in football at all levels and in all forms.
  • Improve the representation and visibility of LGBT+ people throughout football.
  • To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change.

If your club/organisation would like to get involved in the month of action, please contact Angie Harper, Football Development Officer at or call 01332 361422.

For more information on the campaign please visit The FA Guidance Page, or go to