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Saddlers to support Rainbow Laces campaign at Harrogate match

25 October 2022

Club News

Saddlers to support Rainbow Laces campaign at Harrogate match

25 October 2022

Walsall Football Club will support the Rainbow Laces campaign at this evening's match against Harrogate Town.

The Rainbow Laces campaign aims to create a broader, louder and more impactful movement for the involvement of LGBTQ+ communities in sport, with the hope that every conversation will take them one step closer to achieving their ambition of making sport everyone’s game.

The Rainbow Laces campaign is running from 19th October until 31st October, with Rainbow Laces Day falling on Wednesday 26th October, and is being supported by clubs from across the professional pyramid in the United Kingdom.

Rainbow Laces have brought visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport and awareness around our experiences. Today, more than a million people have laced up, and two thirds of sport fans who’ve seen the campaign believe they have a responsibility to stand in solidarity for LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow. However, there is still much to do.

Sport and physical activity can bring so many benefits to our lives – not just in terms of wellbeing, but also in the ways they bring people together. People from all walks of life can gain a sense of belonging and community through shared passion. And LGBTQ+ people deserve to be a part of this, and shouldn’t feel excluded or shut out just because of who they are. 

Over a million of us have laced up with Rainbow Laces in support of LGBTQ+ equality in sport. But many in this community still feel unwelcome in sport and fitness settings, as people bully, belittle and exclude, making them feel out of place.

The Saddlers will show their support at tonight's match against Harrogate. 

Supporters will see rainbow coloured corner flags in place and a rainbow captain’s armband. 

For more information on the Rainbow Laces campaign, click here

Lace up. Speak Up. Make sport everyone’s game.

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