Sports Commission Support the Pride in Sport Rainbow Laces Campaign

3rd September 2018

The Guernsey Sports Commission supports Pride in Sport. Our team will be wearing rainbow laces this week to show their support for #PrideInSport.

A number of local sportsmen and women recently launched the Guernsey ‘Pride in Sport’ campaign which coincides with the Channel Islands Pride celebrations

Local sports teams, personalities and sporting events will be joining together to promote diversity and inclusion in sport to help tackle the problem of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport, showing support for LGBTQ+ equality and diversity by wearing rainbow laces and rainbow sweatbands.

The 'Be Active' Rainbow campaign will take place over the weekend of Saturday 8th/ Sunday 9th September.

There is a packed programme of sport including: a full FNB Priaulx football programme; Guernsey Rugby club in their first home match of the season; an Island Games qualifying Triathlon race; the golf inter insular (in Jersey); the final Intertrust Track and Field Challenge; the MIND 10k race; sand racing at Vazon;   and lots of sports will be starting their winter training schedules.

'Be Active' would love to see anyone involved in sport over the weekend showing their support of such a worthwhile cause by wearing Rainbow laces – (they've ordered 2,000 laces so that should be ok!)

They would love to see a range of sports teams showing their support by wearing laces. Enclosed is more information on the campaign: Guernsey Pride in Sport

Share pictures of you wearing your 'rainbow' with pride for Channel Islands Pride week with @EY_CareersCI and @ChannelIslandsPride using the hashtags #StrongerTogether and #PrideinSport

If your team wants to participate in the campaign and to wear laces over the weekend of 9th/ 10th September please do contact Alun Williams  -  alun.williams@gov.gg or telephone 07911 728059