This year's campaign focus is 'Lace up to keep it up' and ongoing support to our LGBTQ+ communities.
Over the last ten years Stonewall and the campaign have come so far. Now, it’s time to Lace Up to Keep It Up.
Since Rainbow Laces kicked off in 2013, over a million people involved in football have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness and physical activity. But this must-win game isn’t over yet.
Large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still can’t be their true selves whilst attending or participating in sporting events. And in 2023, that just blows our minds.
So, while we should be proud of what’s been achieved so far, this is no time to take our eye off the ball. In our tenth year we have to do one important thing…
Keep It Up!
Essex County FA is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all individuals across our County who participate in football. Whatever your involvement in football, whether it is as a player, coach, volunteer, referee or fan; football should be enjoyed by all and that is why we are supporting the Rainbow Laces Campaign again this year.
Please complete the form below to register your interest and access to Rainbow Laces:
You can also register your interest in attending one of our Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Football Environment Workshops, by clicking below.
If you'd like to find out more information about Stonewall and the Rainbow Laces campaign, as well as access resources for your club, please click here.