Play Your Part In East Riding FA Rainbow Laces Weekend
Rainbow laces weekend for East Riding FA takes place on the weekend 7th and 8th December and we are looking for teams and referees across the county to wear rainbow laces in their respective matches.
Rainbow Laces is a campaign led by Stonewall UK promoting LGBT+ equality within sports as homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remain an underlying issue.
All around the UK, people have been wearing rainbow-coloured shoelaces to show their support for LGBT+ people in sports and the 7th and 8th of December will see grassroots football in East Riding show its support on a dedicated weekend.
We have 300 pairs of laces due to be collected next week by teams and referees in East Riding who registered their interest.
Teams and referees can now purchase their own rainbow laces to play their part in our 'Rainbow Laces Weekend' through LGBT+ charity Stonewall UK.
All teams and referees who purchase/receive rainbow laces are encouraged to send photos to Harry Jones (Harry.Jones@thefa.com) on the day of the fixture so we can share on our social media platforms. Also please tag us in your own social media posts, @eastridingfa (Twitter & Facebook).