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Football v Homophobia and Just Eat team up to launch Allies United – the first initiative designed to support grassroots football clubs in enabling more inclusivity in the grassroots game.

Just Eat research reveals that over 70% of people from the LGBTQIA+ community would not consider playing football, with barriers cited as concerns about homophobic and transphobic language used, a lack of feeling welcomed and there not being enough conversation around LGBTQIA+ allyship.

We want everyone to be ‘free to be’ themselves in football, regardless of gender and identity. Watch the video below featuring England star Conor Coady to learn more!

Delivered by the team at Football vs Homophobia, we’re providing FREE virtual workshops to provide expert advice and resources on how your club can support LGBTQ+ players and supporters.

The training is open to up to two representatives per grassroots team. The first batch of training will be virtual 90-minute sessions run over the next season. Please sign up to take part and find out more information.

Thanks, and see you soon!

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‘For so many LGBTQIA+ footballers, poor experiences at the very start of their football journey affect them negatively for life. While tremendous strides have been made in tackling homophobia in football, if even one LGBTQIA+ footballer feels unwelcome at grassroots level, there is still work to be done. That’s why we’re excited to be creating this programme with Just Eat and making a tangible difference at grassroots level. The creation of Allies United is a powerful message to LGBTQIA+ players that they are always welcome in the game.’

Lou Englefield, Campaign Director for Football v Homophobia
Course content
  • Introduction (including introduction to terminology)
  • What we know about LGBTQ+ people, sport & physical activity
  • Barriers to participation
  • Language
  • How to create LGBTQ+ inclusive environments
  • Being an LGBTQ+ ally