Collyer’s football show their support with rainbow laces

JPCT 140115 S15030141x Collyer's sport students supporting national Kick It Out anti-racism campaign with rainbow laces -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150114-162320001
JPCT 140115 S15030141x Collyer's sport students supporting national Kick It Out anti-racism campaign with rainbow laces -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150114-162320001
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Collyer’s football teams have donned rainbow laces to show their support for the national Stonewall campaign to kick homophobia out of football.

As part of this, a number of Premier League players and managers nationally have been wearing rainbow laces this season to show their support and Collyer’s students and staff were keen to get involved in the campaign.

JPCT 140115 S15030106x Collyer's sport students supporting national Kick It Out anti-racism campaign with rainbow laces -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150114-161001001

JPCT 140115 S15030106x Collyer's sport students supporting national Kick It Out anti-racism campaign with rainbow laces -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150114-161001001

College sports maker John Burroughs explained: “The rainbow laces show of unity against homophobia is an important message and it is fantastic that Collyer’s football can join forces with clubs like Arsenal and many top footballers and coaches in the game in actively trying to kick out homophobia.”

Collyer’s football teams will now wear rainbow laces as part of a campaign to help show they support lesbian, gay and bisexual players and fans.

Collyer’s subject leader for BTEC sport Dan Watson said: “This is an important campaign and I’m delighted that our students have been so keen to lend their support. Let’s hope it’s a game changer.”

Principal Sally Bromley said: “The Collyer’s LGBT id group have gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years. They’ve been hugely encouraged by the Stonewall charity and I’m so pleased that our footballers are supporting the campaign.”