Great to see everyone sharing their #JerseyPrideInSport. Click on the images below to view the gallery.
Racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexism and other prejudicial language can all too often be heard on the pitch or in the changing room, and gets dismissed as ‘banter’. The words we use matter and make the difference between an inclusive space or one that feels exclusive and intimidating for people from minority groups.
This is why we are asking as many sports people as possible to show their support for Jersey Pride In Sport Week by wearing rainbow laces – ideally during your sporting activity, or before or after for sports that don’t involve shoes or boots requiring laces. Whether you’re a school, football or rugby team, cycling or walking group, aerobics or dance class, the rainbow laces demonstrate your commitment to making sport an inclusive and discrimination-free space.
Please share pictures of your team in their rainbow laces across social media using: #JerseyPrideInSport
You can collect your free rainbow laces, kindly sponsored by EY, from our offices at the FB Fields – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01534 757700 to place your order.
Laces will also be handed out during the launch of our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop, being held on 5 February, from 18:00-20:00 at our offices.
The workshop aims to give players, captains, coaches, referees, umpires, volunteers, club officers and other supporters an introduction to issues around diversity and inclusion, and is as essential for sports clubs and associations as safeguarding, mental health awareness and first aid – which is why it is part of Jersey Sport’s SportsMark Essential scheme.
For further information and to book your place on the workshop, please click below.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pair of rainbow laces and let’s make this a celebration to be proud of!