Oxfordshire FA are delighted to be working in partnership once again with the FA and Stonewall for this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign. The campaign will take place from Thursday 25 November – Sunday 12 December.
Participation from your leagues, clubs and other organisations throughout the Rainbow Laces campaign shows support in your local community and we hope you will show your support by engaging with the campaign throughout this period so that together, we can make football everyone’s game.
Oxfordshire FA Football Development Manager, Michael Thurlow, says: "It is fantastic to see the support from our clubs, leagues and referees of the Rainbow Laces campaign and we would encourage everyone to please head to the Stonewall website and order yours.
"Thank you all in anticipation for your support."
FA Chief Executive, Mark Bullingham, writes: "We’ve recently launched our three-year equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, A Game For All, which outlines our long-term commitment to use our influence to create a game free from discrimination.
"We passionately believe everyone should have the opportunity to be involved in football, and to feel safe and comfortable when they do. One of the ways we show this is by supporting campaigns which align with our own beliefs, such as the Rainbow Laces campaign. And this year, our collective effort encourages action, under the theme of Lace Up and Speak Up. Working with Stonewall UK and all across football we are moving the laces on from not only being a symbol of inclusion, but also being a pledge of commitment; a commitment to speak up in the conversations that matter.
"By wearing Rainbow Laces, we’re asking people to not only show their support, but to go one step further and open up the conversation about why they support the cause. To speak to friends, family, colleagues, teams and clubs because every conversation matters if we are to truly make football everyone’s game."
You can find more information on how to support the Rainbow Laces campaign through the FA's Activation Pack.
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Lace up. Make sport everyone's game.