Cheshire Football League LGBT Kit

Clubs and Leagues in Cheshire show support for the Rainbow Laces Campaign

The Cheshire Football League and Inspire League were among those to get involved

Last weekend, the Cheshire Football League were one of many clubs and leagues across the county showing their support for this year’s rainbow laces campaign.  

The league wore special one-off LGBT kits in their inter-league cup fixture against the Yorkshire Amateur League at Ewen Fields, home of Hyde United.

Cheshire Football League ran out victorious in the clash, winning 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after extra-time.

A number of shirts worn during the game will now be auctioned off online to raise funds for the Stonewall campaign.

Saturday’s game between the two sides also received coverage on Sky Sports’ website, as part of a wider picture looking at what has been done so far to celebrate the campaign across the UK.

Teams up and down the country have been getting behind the Rainbow Laces initiative, designed to tackle the fight against homophobia in football and help support equality for the LGBT community within the beautiful game.

Elsewhere in Cheshire, the Inspire League showed their support by using rainbow laces and flags, while several teams across Cheshire have also proudly displayed their laces and captain’s armbands.

Thanks to the FA and Stonewall, we were able to provide over 50 clubs and two leagues with over 1,000 laces and 70 LGBT armbands.

The campaign will run until Sunday 8 December, and we are encouraging all of our clubs to show their support and help prove that football is FOR ALL.


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