SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR RAINBOW LACES AND MAKE FOOTBALL EVERYONE’S GAME
In a show of support for LGBT+ equality in sport, grassroots football clubs across Cornwall are wearing Rainbow Laces in their boots over the coming weekends to promote the message that football is everyone’s game.
Research shows that 4 in 10 LGBT people don’t think that sport is welcoming, which is why this show of support, at both county and national level, is hugely important.
Football has an amazing power to bring people together and Rainbow Laces provides clubs with an opportunity to stand up, challenge anti-LGBT language and show they care.
Plenty of clubs in Cornwall are showing support for Rainbow Laces, with St Agnes Ladies Firsts launching the campaign at their County Cup tie on Sunday 17 November.
Many games across the county have been affected by poor weather conditions recently, but there will be more Rainbow Laces support on show when Wadebridge Town Ladies, St. Austell Town Ladies and St. Agnes Ladies Reserves all take to the field.
Clubs are encouraged to access The FA’s activation pack below, which will help to ensure you’re doing everything possible to get the most out of The FA’s assets and resources.
DOWNLOAD: RAINBOW LACES ACTIVATION PACK
We encourage all participating teams to celebrate their activities by sharing photos and videos of Rainbow Laces on social media, using the hashtag #RainbowLaces. Plus, if you tag in the Cornwall FA page on Facebook and Twitter, we’ll share your post across our networks.
Cornwall FA’s motto is “Football Is For Onen Hag Oll 'One And All'”
To find out more about Rainbow Laces and download more useful resources, please visit www.cornwallfa.com/leagues-and-clubs/rainbow-laces
When you step up and play your part, others will follow.