Published 25 November 2021 4 min read
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

Rainbow Laces campaign 2021

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

Lace up and speak up for Rainbow Laces 2021 campaign
England Football 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.
 
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
The Rainbow Laces campaign kicks-off on Thursday 25 November
How can you get involved?
 
We’ve distributed 18,000 pairs of Rainbow Laces to our County FAs to be distributed to grassroots teams. Contact your local County FA to find our more.
 
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 read more of our related content around LGBTQ+ in football...

The FA's Craig Donald on Rainbow Laces
Jehmeil Lemonius: What Pride means to me
Pride Inside: LGBTQ+ and football
What England Means: Three Lions Pride
Greg McLean: Coming out and being proud
London Falcons: Proud to be inclusive
Callum Jewell and London Titans
Ryan Atkin: I'm a referee and I'm Gay
Phoenix Pride: The London Unity League
Stonewall 3-1 Wilberforce Wanderers, at Wembley
Making the transition: Natalie Washington
Lucy Clark: Football has been my saviour