Lace up to keep it up: Rainbow Laces 2023

Rainbow Laces is the leading way to show support for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.

Over the last ten years, RAINBOW LACES has come so far. Now, it’s time to Lace Up to Keep It Up by joining the campaign from 25th November to 10th December 2023!

Since Rainbow Laces kicked off in 2013, over a million people have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness and physical activity. But this must-win game isn’t over yet.

Large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still can’t be their true selves whilst attending or participating in sporting events. And in 2023, that just blows our minds.  

So while we should be proud of what’s been achieved so far, this is no time to take our eye off the ball. In the tenth year, we have to do one important thing… Keep it up!


Middlesex FA clubs can apply for free pairs of Rainbow Laces to show their support for the campaign on a dedicated Rainbow Laces match day, and promote inclusion across all forms of football. 

Clubs can apply for laces by completing this form

Following this, Middlesex FA will get in touch to confirm allocation and arrange a time for the club to pick up their laces at Rectory Park.

For further information, please contact our Inclusion Officer, Daniel Perkins, on Daniel.perkins@middlesexfa.com



Make your support known across your social media channels with posts and information about Rainbow Laces. Use the hashtag #RainbowLaces, share your matchday/training photos, and tag us in! 

Thank you for showing your support for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.