Lace up and speak up for Rainbow Laces 2022 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 Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign begins on Wednesday 19 October, with Wednesday 26 October 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 Wednesday 19 October. To find out more on LGBTQ+ Inclusion visit, TheFA.com.
How can BBFA Clubs Get Involved?
With support for this campaign set to continue during the World Cup, we are looking for members to take part in a BBFA dedicated weekend of local support on 19th/20th November, the opening weekend of the tournament.
Following on from the success of last year, we are once again looking for Clubs to apply to become official BBFA Ally Clubs; showing their support for the campaign and other activitations throughout the season. These clubs will visibly show their support for LGBTQ+ people in football by dedicating fixtures to the Rainbow Laces campaign on 19th/20th November and by sharing promotional assets via their club channels.
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 can show their support by dedicating fixtures (preferably on 19/20 November) to the campaign, as well as promoting the above assets, via their club channels.
Apply to become a BBFA Ally Club
How else can Clubs 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 clubs can apply for (max.16 sets of laces per club). These will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, whilst stocks last (one application per club).
Apply for Club Rainbow Laces
Alternatively, you can purchase Rainbow Laces, armbands and more, direct from Stonewall UK. And don't forget to use social media to showcase your club or league during the campaign using the hashtags #EveryonesGame and #RainbowLaces
You can also download the Rainbow Laces 2022 activation pack with more details.
How Can Referees Get Involved?
We'd love to see as many of our Referees supporting the Stonewall campaign as possible. To help do this, we have a limited number of additional rainbow laces that registered Referees can apply for (1 set of laces per referee, one application per person). These will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, whilst stocks last.
Apply for Referee Rainbow Laces
Alternatively, you can purchase Rainbow Laces and more from Stonewall UK. And don't forget to use social media to showcase support during the campaign using the hashtags #EveryonesGame and #RainbowLaces
For more information about this year's Rainbow Laces campaign, visit stonewall.org.uk