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Rainbow Laces 2023

2023 marks the ten year anniversary of the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign.

Rainbow Laces 2023

Since the start of the campaign in 2013, over a million people have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness & physical activity. Whilst this is great, large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still can’t be their true selves whilst attending or participating in sporting events. 

As a result, the Gloucestershire FA are asking clubs and match officials to ‘Lace Up to Keep it Up.’

The campaign will run throughout November & December (25th November – 10th December) 2023 and we want your support.  



We are asking our clubs to get involved in the campaign by wearing Rainbow Laces and telling us what your plans are during the month. Whether this is dedicated fixtures or fundraising activities, we want to know and will look to work with clubs to support and share any ideas. 

Any club interested in lacing up can apply for laces here - https://forms.office.com/e/7YRSEwUvbV  


Match Officials 

We are also encouraging match officials to lace up across November and December to show their support to the campaign. Any match official interested in lacing up can apply here - https://forms.office.com/e/7CTTCRFRti  


GFA Staff will be taking on some challenges during the campaign, so please keep your eyes on our social media throughout the month for more! 

Please note, we only have a set amount of Rainbow Laces and will contact all applicants regardless of whether successful or not.

If anybody has any questions, or wants to discuss the campaign in more detail, please contact Sam.Myatt@GloucestershireFA.com