NON-LEAGUE CLUBS

GET INVOLVED IN THE FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA MONTH OF ACTION

If you want to get involved with the Football v Homophobia Month of Action there are a number of things you can do

1. DESIGNATE A GAME

During February Month of Action, you could nominate a game to be a Match v Homophobia. This could include:

  • Adding our logo to any of the game materials
  • A news story about the game on your website or social media in the build-up
  • An article in your match day programme (We can offer text and design input as required)
  • Asking your players to wear an FvH T-shirt during warm-up
  • Providing stewards with FvH badges or stickers to wear during the games
  • Inviting local LGBT organisations to the game
  • Displaying FvH posters around the stadium
  • Asking players to talk about the need to tackle homophobia, if they are happy to do this
  • Use the hashtag #FvH2022 in any social media communications
2. COMMUNITY
  • Holding a Football v Homophobia awareness event for people during February either in-person or online (FvH can provide advice and support for this)
  • Holding a Football v Homophobia youth tournament which can be supported by the FvH team
  • Hosting a half-day Football v Homophobia workshop for community coaches which the FvH team could support/deliver
  • If your youth coaches are already confident to tackle homophobia, asking them to wear Football v Homophobia badges, t-shirts and/or wristbands during February
3. SUPPORTERS

Clubs can have a role in engaging supporters in the Football v Homophobia campaign. This could involve:

  • Making supporters aware of any action the club is intending to take and including them in the initiative e.g. making them aware of a designated game and asking them to get involved. This could be as simple as: communicating the Month of Action via their own social media.
  • supporters groups could hold a supporters panel discussion on the issues, supporters could hold their own match v homophobia or the club could hold a fun competition for supporters e.g. asking supporters to come up with the best club campaign to tackle homophobia, the best football song to tackle homophobia or the best anti-homophobia kit.
4. EDUCATION

Football v Homophobia can provide a number of different training opportunities which can help people at all levels of your club have a greater understanding of the issues around LGBT+ inclusion in football and greater confidence in making the club more inclusive. For an extensive list of the training and associated costs go to https://www.footballvhomophobia.com/training-programme/

5. MERCHANDISE

Football v Homophobia provides a range of merchandise, which can be purchased through our online store https://www.footballvhomophobia.com/shop/

This includes:

  • T-Shirts
  • Poster
  • Pin Badges
  • Wrist bands
  • Flags

Larger orders of discounted merchandise can be negotiated by email: info@pridesports.org.uk

More Information

For more information and support to get involved, email info@pridesports.org.uk

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WHAT WE'LL DO

As well as providing support for any different actions you choose to take during the Month of Action, Football v Homophobia will also help promote your good work in this area. We will provide designated social media posts for all your activity and will give you a place on the #FvH2022 Champions Page.

We want to help share the good news of your support for the Month of Action and, more widely, for your efforts to include LGBT+ people in the game.

GET YOUR CLUB ON THE MAP!

We'll add you to the Champions page and map when you let us know how you are supporting FvH