OXFORDSHIRE FA IS CALLING ON OUR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL COMMUNITY TO JOIN US THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY IN CHAMPIONING INCLUSION IN FOOTBALL, AS FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA COMMENCES ITS MONTH OF ACTION.
ABOUT FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA
Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football. As an international initiative Football v Homophobia (FvH) engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to:
1. Make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBTI people
2. Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBTI people in football at all levels and in all forms
3. Improve the representation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football
4. To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change
Oxfordshire FA are proud to be supporting the campaign and the month of action this February. Ian Mason, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire FA, highlighted the importance of the campaign.
“The work that Football v Homophobia does is so important in showing that the LGBTI community are welcome and are a part of our local football family," he said.
"Football is a powerful vehicle in integrating communities and their members, and we, as a County FA, are proud to support the month of action and want to create a more enjoyable and better experience in our national game.”
Oxfordshire FA are encouraging as many of their Clubs and Leagues to sign up to be a ‘Champion’.
Football v Homophobia writes: “Clubs that sign up will be emailed a campaign pack with some top tips on creating a more inclusive environment and how to make the most of a designated match day. You will receive a rainbow match ball prior to your designated match, along with education leaflets for players. Your club badge will also be added to our 2022 Champions page.”
You could also purchase various items from Football v Homophobia’s dedicated shop, including t-shirts, mugs, captain’s armbands, face masks and more!
TAG US INTO YOUR SUPPORTIVE TWEETS AND PHOTOS @OxfordshireFA, AND USE THE HASHTAG #FVH2022