Lace up and speak up for Rainbow Laces 2021 campaign
Berks & Bucks FA is proud to once again support the Rainbow Laces campaign and we want all of our grassroots clubs and participants to join us.
The campaign begins on Thursday 25 November and will run through until Sunday 12 December, with Wednesday 8 December designated as this year’s landmark ‘wear your rainbow laces day’.
This is when teams, leagues, businesses, schools and leading sports personalities all over the word will be getting together to wear their laces with pride.
All are encouraged to wear them to work, take and post pictures to social media, and visibly show their support for LGBTQ+ people in football.
We hope you’ll show your support by engaging with the campaign throughout this period so that together, we can make football everyone’s game. As we lace up this year, the call to action will be to have a conversation about why you are wearing Rainbow Laces, so let's 'Lace Up and Speak Up' together.
These conversations can be with friends and family, in a club or with team mates. Our activation pack covers some great conversation starters, alongside ideas on how to plan and execute your campaign or show your support for the campaign.
The Rainbow Laces campaign kicks-off on Thursday 25 November. To find out more on LGBTQ+ Inclusion visit, TheFA.com.
How can BBFA Clubs Get Involved?
With this year's campaign theme being 'Lace Up & Speak Up' we're looking to share stories of allyship in support of LGBTQ+ people in football.
With this in mind, we are looking for Clubs to apply to become BBFA Ally Clubs during the campaign.
BBFA Ally Clubs will receive Rainbow Laces, personalised assets to share on social media, a news article template to share on their club websites and be featured on the County FA website and social media channels.
To be eligible, we're asking that Ally Clubs have male and female first teams and can show their support by dedicating fixtures (preferably on 4th/5th Dec) to the campaign, as well as promoting the above assets, via their club channels.
Apply to become a BBFA Ally Club
How else can teams get involved?
We'd love to see as many clubs and teams supporting the Stonewall campaign as possible. To help do this, we have a limited number of additional rainbow laces that teams can apply for (max.16 sets of laces per team). These will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, whilst stocks last.
(Update: 28.11.21 - Out of stock - thank you for your interest in applying for #RainbowLaces)
Alternatively, you can purchase Rainbow Laces from Stonewall UK. And don't forget to use social media to showcase your club or school during the campaign using the hashtags #EveryonesGame and #RainbowLaces
You can also download our Rainbow Laces 2021 activation pack with more details.
For more information about this year's Rainbow Laces campaign, visit stonewall.org.uk