Rainbow Laces

Rainbow Laces 2023: Lace Up to Keep It Up

Find out how to show your support for this year's campaign

Over the last ten years, Rainbow Laces has come so far. Now, it’s time to Lace Up to Keep It Up by joining the campaign from 25th November to 10th December 2023.

Since Rainbow Laces kicked off in 2013, over a million people involved in football have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness and physical activity. But this must-win game isn’t over yet.

Large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still can’t be their true selves whilst attending or participating in sporting events. And in 2023, that just blows our minds.

So, while we should be proud of what’s been achieved so far, this is no time to take our eye off the ball. In our tenth year we have to do one important thing… Keep It Up!

Keep up raising awareness. Keep up supporting each other. Keep up pushing to make sure sport and fitness is for everyone.

Whether you're wearing the laces, taking part in our #KeepItUp challenge, or fundraising for us, there’s multiple ways to support this campaign!

Grab your laces

We have a limited number of laces to send out to clubs. Please make a request by contacting Julie.Callaghan@SheffieldFA.com.

Alternatively, you can purchase laces directly from the Stonewall shop below:

Buy your laces here

Get free shirt sponsors

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Rainbow Laces, England Football and Stonewall are teaming up to make Rainbow Laces 10 the 'official sponsor’ of grassroots football clubs across the country.

To get involved, simply grab your iron-on Rainbow Laces vinyls for your team, apply to your kits, and wear with pride.

Get free shirt sponsor vinyls for your club

Show your support

Make your support known across your social media channels with posts and information about Rainbow Laces. Use the hashtag #RainbowLaces, share your matchday/training photos, and tag @SHCFA in your posts.

Thank you for showing your support for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.