Premier League and EFL clubs support Rainbow Laces with rainbow-coloured substitution boards and corner flags

Premier League and EFL clubs across the country will unite in their support of LGBT inclusivity by turning pitchside equipment rainbow coloured to raise awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. The Premier League will promote Rainbow Laces across two rounds from November 30, giving all 20 clubs the opportunity to celebrate their LGBT community and to make clear football is … Read More

FA Plans for Diversity

Pursuit in Progress is the associations new plan to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in football. The Football Association has announced its new three year equality, diversity and inclusion plan called In Pursuit of Progress. The new plan is part of The FA’s commitment, announced in January, to ensure the diversity of those leading and governing football better reflects what … Read More

England work placements for BAME coaches

Black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches (BAME) will be offered work placements with senior England teams to help increase diversity in football. It is one of the measures outlined by the Football Association in a new equality action plan. The FA said in January it was working on plans to increase equality in the organisation and the wider sport. “We … Read More

Teen with cerebral palsy who was ‘always left on the bench’ sets up ‘Adversity United’ football team

A teenager with cerebral palsy who was constantly “left on the bench” at football games launched a disability team called “Adversity United.” Cameron Osburn, 17, joined a local football club when he was eight-years-old but said he was “never picked to play in the matches and felt excluded from all the other players.” The teenager, from Harrogate, said he eventually began to play with a … Read More

‘Gay footballers being open about sexuality ‘would boost cause of equality’

Commons Speaker John Bercow said it would ‘do wonders’ if players felt able to be openly gay. Gay footballers coming out would help boost the cause of equality, Commons Speaker John Bercow has said. Mr Bercow said it would “do wonders for the cause” if players felt able to be open about their sexuality, adding that it was “wholly implausible” … Read More

England’s diverse World Cup team is something to celebrate

England kicked off their World Cup campaign  by putting their faith in youth as they took on Tunisia and won the game by 2 goals to nil with a late winner from the captain, Harry Kane. Gareth Southgate’s squad have the lowest average age and the fewest caps won of any of the 32 teams at the tournament. Only three of … Read More