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ROLE MODELS: Preston North End Women supporting the rainbow laces campaign

ROLE MODELS: Preston North End Women supporting the rainbow laces campaign

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Preston North End Women have supported the rainbow laces campaign to tackle homophobia in football.

Laces were sent to every professional club and player in Britain to raise awareness of the campaign.

ROLE MODELS: Preston North End Women supporting the rainbow laces campaign

ROLE MODELS: Preston North End Women supporting the rainbow laces campaign

NEWFC, alongside QPR Ladies, were two of the clubs in the FA Women’s Premier League to get involved.

Stonewall, along with Paddy Power and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network, sent the rainbow laces, and all players at training on Wednesday wore them in their boots to show their support.

Captain Laura Walker said: “Myself and my team mates pride ourselves on being patrons of our club and strive to do so as professionally as possible.

“It is always satisfying and important to be good role models and support worthy causes.

“The #RainbowLaces campaign is a campaign that’s gaining awareness all the time and it is relevant to our sport so we are happy to be involved and giving the campaign as much publicity as possible.”

“We are happy to help in any way we can and hope a small gesture such as changing our laces can have a positive impact and gain recognition for the charity to reward its hard work and perseverance to show positive changes towards homophobia in football.”

Manager Luke Podmore said: “It’s nice to see the girls getting involved with issues outside of the pitch.

“Football can carry big messages across the world and the more we can do to help stamp out homophobia in football, the better.”