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CUFITC Proud To Support Rainbow Laces

Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities

26 October 2022

Colchester United Football in the Community are proud to support the Rainbow Laces Campaign, which runs from 19th- 31st October this year with Rainbow Laces Day on 26th October.

The collective support of the Rainbow Laces Campaign across the UK has helped to generate a huge amount of awareness around LGBTQ+ people in sport.

Our Primary Stars Officer, Luke Drysdale delivered a Premier League Primary Stars, Rainbow Laces assembly to Year 6 students last week at Millfields Primary School in Wivenhoe.  Luke was impressed with the knowledge and discussion that occurred between the pupils and it was a pleasure to attend.

Our PL Kicks attendees from Clacton, Harwich, Shrub End and Greenstead are coming together this week for a tournament to raise awareness for the Rainbow Laces Campaign.  Edward King, Health and Inclusion Officer said: “We used the tournament to raise awareness for the Rainbow Laces Campaign that is happening this week.  The Premier League supplied us with a pair of rainbow laces for every participant.  We hope that the players will see these laces as a constant reminder that football is a game for everyone.”

Around fifty young people are taking part in the tournament at Shrub End and we look forward to some great football.

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