Stonewall Rainbow Laces

North Riding FA Supports Rainbow Laces 2023

We’d like our clubs to join us in supporting the campaign, which celebrates its 10th year in 2023.

North Riding FA is inviting our grassroots clubs to join us in supporting the annual Rainbow Laces campaign, and show their support for LGBTQ+ inclusion. 

Celebrating its 10th year in 2023, the Rainbow Laces campaign has seen over a million people lace up in support of our LGBTQ+ community, but there is still work to be done, so let's ‘Lace Up to Keep It Up’ and make football everyone's game.

The campaign is runs between 25 November and 10 December, and we are urging clubs across North Yorkshire and Teesside to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community by designating a matchday to the campaign and starting conversations about areas your club can improve. 

Here's a few ideas as to how you can get involved and show your support: 

  • Identify areas to improve LGBTQ+ inclusion at your football club as annual actions and share these on your website or social media platforms
  • Sign up to one of North Riding FA's LGBTQ+ Workshops
  • Designate a match day to the Rainbow Laces campaign
  • Share the matchday event/participation across social media platforms, tagging North Riding FA 

We are now inviting clubs to apply for an allocation of Rainbow Laces. 


Laces will need to be picked up from the North Riding FA Office at Broughton Road, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5NY. 

In some cases, we may be able to post laces out to you.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Rainbow Laces campaign.