Rainbow Laces 2018

Competition - #NorfolkFootball is proud!

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Celebrate this year's #RainbowLaces campaign and win some great prizes

#NorfolkFootballIsProud Competition

We are excited to announce the details of our competition to celebrate this year's Rainbow Laces campaign which runs across three weekends from 17 November - 2 December.

We will be asking all of our Norfolk football family to produce the biggest and most creative display of support for the Rainbow Laces campaign during the competition period. We ask that Clubs, Players, Referees, Volunteers and Supporters think about the best ways they can display their support for LGBT inclusion.

The competition will be split into two sections with both categories having prizes up for grabs:


Category one will be for those that provide the biggest and most creative display on an individual basis, so this might include Players, Referees, Volunteers and Supporters. This category is to accommodate those that may not be associated directly to a club or just simply would like to be involved on an individual basis.

PRIZE: The winner of the individual prize will receive two tickets to the Norwich City FC #RainbowLaces feature match, kindly provided by our Official Charity Partner, Norwich City Community Sports Foundation. 

Competition Opens: Saturday 17 November 2018
Monday 26 November 2018


Category two will be for teams that have provided the best and most creative display of LGBT inclusion on behalf of a Norfolk FA affiliated club.

PRIZE: The winner of the club prize will receive 5 x Nike match balls (sizes of your choice), 5 x coaching clipboards and a £40 Discount Football Kits voucher to spend on or towards football equipment of your choice.

A big thank you to our official partner and Nike retailer, Discount Football Kits for their kind donation!

Competition Opens: Saturday 17 November 2018
Deadline: Monday 3 December 2018


How to enter

To enter the competition, simply post the photos of your rainbow laces displays on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #NorfolkFootballIsProud. From these posts, we will be selecting the winners for both categories. Alongside your photos, you can provide some brief information on how you have promoted LGBT inclusion in support of your competition entry.

Make sure you think outside of the box with your entries considering how you could incorporate the Rainbow Pride flag in your match day environment, on top of wearing your rainbow laces. We want to see your creative side!

If you would like to request free Rainbow Laces to take part in the campaign, please contact our Football Development Officer (Inclusion) via Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com to arrange collection.


Football Development Officer (Inclusion), Rachel Cossey: “Our Rainbow Laces competition is a great way for Norfolk clubs to support a fantastic campaign in promoting LGBT inclusion. It is delivering an important message that our LGBT community is welcome in Norfolk Football and will hopefully spark some friendly competition in the process. I am looking forward to seeing what Norfolk Football can create.”


We look forward to seeing your entries and good luck!

Come out in support, wear Rainbow Laces.



Competition Terms & Conditions

·         Category two winners will be picked from Norfolk FA affiliated clubs only

·         You must include the hashtag #NorfolkFootballIsProud to enter the competition

·         If you are entering the club competition (category two), you will need to post your competition entry from your club account so that we are aware it is a club competition entry

·         Unfortunately entries after midnight on Monday 26 November will not be considered for the individual competition and Monday 3 December 2018 for the club competition. 

·         The winners will be selected by members of Norfolk County FA