Rainbow Laces

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Vitality Roses of England during the Vitality Netball International Series match between England and Uganda at the Copper Box Arena on November 30, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images for England Netball)

England Netball is delighted to support the 2019 Rainbow Laces campaign; the award-winning campaign which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) inclusion in sport.

The campaign is receiving its annual activation between Friday 22 November and Sunday 8 December and is run by equality charity Stonewall.

Across the country, thousands will lace up for Rainbow Laces Day on Wednesday, November 27, to show LGBT+ people that they are welcome in sport.

According to Stonewall, four in 10 LGBT+ people (43 per cent) don’t think public sporting events are welcoming for them.

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Many are also playing their part by joining the Come Out Active campaign also ran by the charity which takes place between Saturday 23 November and Saturday 30 November.

Helen Housby supporting Rainbow Laces during the Uganda series in 2018.

Helen Housby supporting Rainbow Laces during the Uganda series in 2018.

At England Netball, we believe that sport has an amazing power to bring people together. Taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging. That should be the same for everyone.

We are supporting Rainbow Laces and you can by doing something active while wearing your rainbow laces, raise vital funds for Stonewall and tell everyone why you support LGBT+ equality in sport.

Whether on land, in the water, indoors or outside. Whether you walk, swim, cycle, do a class or get involved with your club or team – the choice is yours! You can choose to go solo or get your community, colleagues and friends involved.

Register for your free pair of rainbow laces and fundraising pack, which has everything you need to inspire and energise your community.

To discover more about the campaign and find out more about how you can support the campaign, visit Stonewall’s official website.

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