Rainbow Laces Campaign

Join Us in Supporting Rainbow Laces

Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion in our game, celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2023.

Oxfordshire FA will once again be supporting Rainbow Laces this year, with Stonewall’s fortnight of action celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2023.

Since Rainbow Laces kicked off in 2013, over 1M people nationwide have laced up to show support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness and physical activity.

Now, Stonewall is asking the world of sport to Lace Up to Keep It Up.

The aim of this year’s campaign is to keep up raising awareness, keep up supporting each other, and keep up pushing to make sure sport – namely football in our case – is for everyone in Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire FA has already reached out to clubs competing in a selected County Cup competition during the fortnight of action – however, a small supply of Rainbow Laces are available to our wider grassroots football community.


Please note, not all submitted forms will receive their requested laces, and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of 18 pairs of laces will be allocated to one club.

Clubs have until 5pm on Sunday 26 November 2023 to apply for laces, with pairs posted on Monday 27 November.


Once received, we’d love to know which of your games you’re designating as your Rainbow Laces game. 

Let us know on social media by mentioning us (@oxfordshirefa on Instagram and X) and using the hashtag #OFARainbowLaces23 and the main campaign hashtag #RainbowLaces2023

Thank you in advance for your support of Rainbow Laces. For more information, please click here