Pools are delighted to announce that we are once again supporting this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign.
Rainbow Laces is a national campaign led by Stonewall where sports participants wear rainbow laces and armbands to stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow. You can read more about this national campaign here.
This year we have decided that our dedicated Rainbow Laces game will be the match against Scunthorpe on Saturday 11 December. Pools players have been provided some rainbow laces to wear if they choose to do so, and the captain for the game will be wearing a rainbow armband with pride.
Although this is an important national initiative, we have also linked up with local LGBT+ support group HartGables to help promote it at a local level in addition to backing the great work they do in our local community. We are welcoming some of their service users to the match on Saturday and we hope they head for home happy after enjoying the great atmosphere at the Suit Direct Stadium and witnessing Pools gaining three points.
The tickets, laces and armband have been provided by members of the Hartlepool United Supporters Trust who are playing in a football match against Darlington Football Club Supporters Group on Sunday 12 December. The teams will be wearing rainbow laces and armbands and HartGables will also be there to explain the great work they do in the community. The game is at Stockton Town Football Club and kicks-off at 3:00pm. It is free to watch and it would be great to see some Poolies there to support the event.
Hartlepool United Football Club will continue to commit to promoting and celebrating the diversity of the Town and surrounding areas. Football is a powerful tool in bringing different groups of people together and we recognise that as a Football Club the importance of our role within this.