Stevenage Football Club is delighted to continue its support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign, dedicating this Saturday's Matchday to the cause...
The 2019 campaign runs from 22nd November to 8th December, and is calling on fans, players and governing bodies to visibly show their support for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people in sport.
The campaign is backed by the EFL, the Premier League and the FA, and Stevenage Football Club is proud to be showing their support in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match against Crawley Town.
Rainbow coloured substitution boards, corner flags, captain armbands and boot laces will be used on Saturday to highlight the Club's continued support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game.
The EFL’s support for Rainbow Laces forms part of its wider LGBT work delivered in conjunction with Clubs through the Equality Code of Practice. This includes delivering activities, setting policies, and advising on recruitment and education at Clubs
Speaking about the campaign, Mark Sampson said, "I was shocked to read this week the sad fact that 4 in 10 LGBT people don’t think sport is welcoming. Football has an incredible power to bring people together and create a sense of belonging.
"That is why we all need to play our part to make football everyone’s game. When we step up and play our part, others will follow. We as a football club are proud to support Stonewalls Rainbow Laces 2019/20 to show our support for all LGBT people in football and beyond."
You can join in supporting the campaign by getting hold of your own rainbow laces. Visit www.stonewall.org.uk/rainbowlaces for more information on that and all other aspects of the campaign. You can also show your support on Social Media by using the hashtag #RainbowLaces.