2019 Rainbow Laces
Rainbow Laces 2019 to be Launched at November Dorset Ability Counts League Fixtures
This year the Rainbow Laces campaign will run from November 22nd until 8th December.
The Dorset FA are launching this years campaign at the November Ability Counts League Fixtures, which take place on Sunday 10th November (See pictures below from the event). Teams taking part will be provided with #Rainbow Laces to wear in their boots. The Ability Counts League run 3 Leagues Lulworth, Durdle Door and Burton Bradstock. Teams that will be taking part in fixtures on the day include: Weymouth Cougars, Dorchester Town, Wimborne Town, Parley Panthers, Poole Town FC Wessex, Parley Bobcats, Dorchester Kixstart, Poole Town & Headway and Parley Angels. We hope to get some great photos on the day so if you would like your photo included in our round up of the day please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key dates for this years campaign are:
Saturday 23 – Saturday 30 November: Come Out Active Week
Bring your colleagues and communities together and Come Out Active for LGBT+ inclusion in sport, using Stonewall’s Come Out Active toolkit to bring to life how everyone can play their part in making football everyone’s game.
Wednesday 27 November: Wear Your #RainbowLacesDay
Teams, leagues, businesses, schools and leading sports people all over the world will be getting together to wear their Rainbow Laces to work, taking pictures and posting them on social media, showing they are Coming Out for LGBT+ people in sport.
Sunday 1 – Sunday 8 December: Play Your Part
Visible show of Support. Ask your supporters to play their part to prevent LGBT+ hate crimes in sport. Keep an eye on Stonewall’s website for information on how you can make sport more inclusive.
The Dorset FA have a limited number of Rainbow Laces to give to clubs to help you support this year's campaign.
To be in with a chance of winning Rainbow Laces for your club simply fill in the relevant form below for your club telling us what your club is doing to ensure they are 'For All'? What does the Rainbow Laces Campaign mean to your club and what is your club doing to support the campaign this year? Winners will be picked at random from entries received. Closing date for entries is 5pm Thursday 14th November 2019.
Win Rainbow Laces for your Club
Don't worry if you're not successful or you need extra laces for the rest of the teams in your club as you can purchase additional Rainbow Laces from Stonewall at a discounted price.
This year we have a web-page specifically dedicated to the Rainbow Laces campaign where clubs can access their own activation pack and resources to help them promote the campaign. Clubs will also have free access to the same platform used by several Premier League clubs, called Playing Surface, to create custom digital assets to support the campaign on Social Media as well!
You can access information on the Rainbow Laces campaign, social media assets and all of the campaign activation resources on our website at the link below.
Show your support: Be part of the largest Rainbow Laces campaign and help Make Football Everyone’s Game.
RAINBOW lACES Launch event at Ability Count League Fixtures 2019
Sunday 10th November 2019
Ask For Clive
Our host for the November Ability Counts League Fixtures Parley Ability Counts, have signed up to the 'Ask for Clive' campaign.
This is an anti-discrimination campaign that clubs/venues can sign up to show that their venue are seen as welcome environments for LGBTQ communities and will not tolerate abuse towards the community.
The campaign was named in honour of Clive Duffy (Herts Pride Organiser, Terence Higgins Trust Volunteer and North Hert FM LGBTQ show host). Launched at the 2019 LGBTQ History Month Forum in St Albans 'Ask for Clive' is an LGBTQ inclusivity campaign for pubs, bars and venues.
Ideally no one will have to ask for Clive the sign on the door is enough to say the LGBTQ community is welcome and intolerance is not.
LGBT Communities and the Issues they face
Twitter @clive_ask Facebook: AskForClive